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William P. Bourland
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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BOURLAND, WILLIAM P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Home: Rock Springs, Texas
Company C, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William P. Bourland, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 8 - 9, 1918.

On October 8, leading his company to the assault of a hill, First Lieutenant Bourland captured many prisoners and machine guns. On October 9, while defending the hill, the enemy launched a counterattack of greatly superior numbers, but, in the face of great danger, Lieutenant Bourland proceeded to an outpost, and by skillful direction he contributed greatly to the successful defense of the hill. He was killed while in command at this outpost.


BOURLAND, WM P
CAPT C 1ST ENG 1ST DIV WORLD WAR TEXAS
DATE OF DEATH: 10/09/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE LOT 4098
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 30 April  2005
Purple Heart Medal

Distinguished Service Cross