|Donald M. Call|
Donald M. Call, Medal of Honor recipient
|Born||November 29, 1896|
|Died||March 19, 1984(aged 87)|
|Place of birth||Larchmont, New York|
|Ashes scattered||in a flower garden in Bethesda, Maryland|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1917 - 1919|
|Unit||344th Battalion, Tank Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citationEdit
- During an operation against enemy machinegun nests west of Varennes, Cpl. Call was in a tank with an officer when half of the turret was knocked off by a direct artillery hit. Choked by gas from the high-explosive shell, he left the tank and took cover in a shellhole 30 yards away. Seeing that the officer did not follow, and thinking that he might be alive, Cpl. Call returned to the tank under intense machinegun and shell fire and carried the officer over a mile under machinegun and sniper fire to safety.
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- ↑ "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
- "Donald M. Call". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7416138. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
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