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Michael A Donaldson

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Rank  Sergeant
Awards  Medal of Honor
Died  April 12, 1970
Service/branch  United States Army
Battles/wars  World War I
Name  Michael Donaldson
Battles and wars  World War I
Allegiance  United States of America
Michael A. Donaldson
Born  January 16, 1884 Haverstraw, New York (1884-01-16)
Place of burial  Saint Peters Cemetery, Haverstraw, New York
Unit  69th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division

Michael Aloysius Donaldson (January 16, 1884 – April 12, 1970) was a United States Army sergeant and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in France during World War I.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company I, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division. Place and date: At Sommerance-Landres-et St. Georges Road, France, 14 October 1918. Entered service at: Haverstraw, N.Y. Born: 1884, Haverstraw, N.Y. G.O. No.: 9, W.D., 1923:

Citation:The advance of his regiment having been checked by intense machinegun fire of the enemy, who were entrenched on the crest of a hill before Landres-et St. Georges, his company retired to a sunken road to reorganize their position, leaving several of their number wounded near the enemy lines. Of his own volition, in broad daylight and under direct observation of the enemy and with utter disregard for his own safety, he advanced to the crest of the hill, rescued one of his wounded comrades, and returned under withering fire to his own lines, repeating his splendidly heroic act until he had brought in all the men, 6 in number.

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Michael A. Donaldson Wikipedia


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