James W. Willford
First Lieutenant, United States Army
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 9th Infantry
Hometown: Urbana, Ohio
Date of Action: September 1, 1901
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Willford, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for great coolness and good judgment displayed in commanding a battery when ambushed by natives near Basey, Samar, Philippine Islands, September 1, 1901.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of
merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved
March 5, 1931.