James Linwood Peatross
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Major, U.S. Army
Home: Rome, Missouri
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Linwood Peatross, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 2, 1918.
Though he had been wounded the day before and
was so weak from exposure that he could hardly talk, Major Peatross remained
with his battalion and led it in assault on enemy machine-gun nests north
of the Bois-de- Barricourt. Under his personal direction, without artillery
support, the machine-gun nests were flanked and the day's objective reached
in spite of the most determined resistance.