Robert C. Bunge
Captain, United States Army
Captain, U.S. Army
Home: Cincinnati, Ohio
148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 & 27, 1918
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert C. Bunge, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918.
While in command of a combat liaison group operating between the 37th and 91st Divisions, and under heavy hostile artillery fire, Captain Bunge, although painfully wounded by a shell fragment and burned with gas, courageously remained in command of his company, maintained contact with the enemy, and directed the company movements.
When the attack was continued on September
27 and his company was acting in the same capacity, while passing through
a terrible hostile artillery barrage he received a serious fracture of
the skull from enemy shell fragments, and refusing to be evacuated he tenaciously
continued with his group. Later, on the same day, while leading his company,
he was again seriously wounded by shell fire, which necessitated his evacuation.
ROBERT C BUNGE
DATE OF DEATH: 06/05/1970
BURIED AT: SECTION 10 SITE 11452
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 30 April 2005 Updated: 1 February 2006