Sergeant, United States Army
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Home: Waterbury, Connecticut
Company A, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mike Boiko, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918.
When the advance of his company was temporarily
halted by machine-gun fire from an enemy nest, Sergeant Boiko volunteered
to flank the nest and put the guns out of action. Although under intense
fire, Sergeant Boiko, utterly disregarding his own personal danger, crawled
out from the lines and worked his way to a favorable position where enfilade
fire could be delivered and with his pistol silenced the guns, capturing
them and a portion of the enemy gun crews, thus enabling his company to
make a further advance.