Robert Shelley Waite was born Mar 29 in Birmingham, Alabama and died July 13 in Birmingham.
He served as a First Lieutenant in the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division, Army Expeditionary Force during World War I and was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross. His citation reads: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Shelley Waite, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel Woods. France, October 11, 1918. Although shot through the arm, Lieutenant Waite, with his company, charged a machine-gun nest. His attempt being unsuccessful, he reformed his company and again attacked this time silencing the nest and capturing it.
Robert Shelley Waite (1911 - 1996)*
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