Ira M. Payne
Sergeant, United States Army
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Home: Washington, D. C.
Company A, 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ira M. Payne, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sechault, France. September 29, 1918.
Having found a machine-gun hidden in a brush
which was causing serious casualties to his company, he crept up, killed
the gunners with his rifle, and captured the gun.