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Cornelius Beard
Colonel, United States Army
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BEARD, CORNELIUS
Captain, U.S. Army
Home: Boston Massachusetts
101st Engineers, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 17, 1918
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1928

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cornelius Beard, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at the front near Chavignon, France, March 17, 1918.

Captain Beard was knocked down by a shell explosion, which caused him to lose consciousness. Upon regaining consciousness he searched for and found some of his men. During two hours he assisted Sergeant Reed and Corporal Belanger, of his detachment, back to the trenches, part of the time under fire of a German aviator and of German artillery. His energy, self-sacrifice, and spirit throughout the operation were of the highest order.


BEARD, CORNELIUS
COL CE USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/23/1886
DATE OF DEATH: 10/07/1960
BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 172 L H
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 23 April 2005
Purple Heart Medal

Distinguished Service Cross