16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin V. Evans, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 23, 1918. When his battalion was forced to fall back before heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, Lieutenant Evans led six runners in an attack on an enemy machine-gun nest. They had progressed about 200 yards ahead of the line when this officer, who was in advance of his men, was instantly killed just as he reached the machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
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