Dennis Edward Nolan
Major General, United States Army
Appointed from New York, Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, 1 September 1892 (51)
Additional Second Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Infantry, 12 June 1896
Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Infantry, 27 August 1896
First Lieutenant, 14 December 1898
Transferred to 13th U. S. Infantry, 14 March 1899
Major, 11th U. S. Voluntter Cavalry, 10 August 1899
Honorably discharged from the Volunteer Service, 13 March 1901
Captain, 30th U. S. Infantry, 6 July 1901
NOLAN, DENNIS E.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army
55th Infantry Brigade, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dennis E. Nolan, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 1, 1918.
While the enemy was preparing a counterattack,
which they preceded by a terrific barrage, General Nolan made his way into
the town of Apremont and personally directed the movements of his tanks
under a most harassing fire of enemy machine-guns, rifles, and artillery.
His indomitable courage and coolness so inspired his forces that, about
400 of our troops repulsed an enemy attack of two German regiments.