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Excerpt from Hoenstine's Soldiers of Blair County Pennsylvania

Transcribed from the Soldiers of Blair County Pennsylvania by Floyd G. Hoenstine

Page 11

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Awarded to Soldiers of Blair County

Under Authority of the Congress of the United States


MACLAY, WILLIAM P.-,Private, Company A, 43d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers.

Born at Spruce Creek, Pa., resided at Altoona, Pa.
At Hilongas, Leyte, P. I., May 6, 1900.
Charged an occupied bastion, saving the life of an officer in a hand-to-hand combatand
destroying the enemy.

ROUSH, J. LEVI-Corporal, Company D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves.

Born at Bedford County, Pa., resided at Sarah Furnace,.Pa.
At Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863.
Was one of six volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den,
where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.


BLACK, JOHN M.-Sergeant, Company G, 110th Infantry, 28th Division.

Born at Royer, Pa., resided at Hollidaysburg, Pa.
Near Villette, on the Vesle River, France, Aug. 29-30, 1918.
Sergeant Black commanded one of four patrols which were sent out to attack and
drive out enemy outposts on the railroad embankment a few hundred yards south of
the river. As they advanced, the patrols were met by heavy enemy machine-gun and
rifle grenade fire which necessitated the withdrawal of three of the patrols. Sergeant
Black led his patrol to the railroad, drove out the enemy, and held the position through-
out the night and the following day until ordered to retire, although repeatedly attacked
by the enemy. During the operations between the Vesle and Aisne Rivers, France,
Sept. 7, 1918, Sergeant Black, with utter disregard of his own personal safety, directed
the fire of his platoon upon a retreating body of the enemy, and while in this exposed
position he was killed in action.
Posthumously awarded. Medal presented to sister, Mrs. Mary Black Andrews, of
Hollidaysburg, Pa.

DUEY, ARMA-Private, first class, Company L, 30th Infantry, 3d Division.

Born in Belgium, resided at Houtzdale, Pa.
Near Jaulgonne, France, July 23, 1918.
During the attack made by his company, Private Duey constantly carried messages
under heaviest shellfire, insuring and maintaining liaison with all neighboring units.

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