1st Battalion, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Jefferson Flowers Steiner, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 9, 1918. In command of his battalion in the front line, Major Steiner personally conducted a reconnaissance. Exposed to enemy fire, he obtained valuable information after other patrols had failed. An attack was then organized, in which two machine-guns were captured and a dangerous salient eliminated.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Montgomery, AL