William Y Abbott Sr


Bugler, U.S. Army

Company D, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: October 2, 1918


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Y. Abbott, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, October 2, 1918. While on duty as a runner carrying messages to company commanders across heavily shelled areas, Bugler Abbott discovered an officer lying severely wounded out in advance of the line. After delivering his message he volunteered to rescue this officer unaided and in so doing he himself was wounded.

General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931

Mr. Abbott served with the 28th Division in France in WWI and resided in Pennsylvania.

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