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Sterling Lewis Morelock
Birth: Jun. 5, 1890
Silver Run
Carroll County
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1964

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Morelock served as a Private, United States Army, Company M, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. He was awarded his medal for service Near Exermont, France, on October 4, 1918. His citation reads-While his company was being held up by heavy enemy fire, Pvt. Morelock, with 3 other men who were acting as runners at company headquarters, voluntarily led them as a patrol in advance of his company's frontline through an intense rifle, artillery, and machinegun fire and penetrated a woods which formed the German frontline. Encountering a series of 5 hostile machinegun nests, containing from 1 to 5 machineguns each, with his patrol he cleaned them all out, gained and held complete mastery of the situation until the arrival of his company commander with reinforcements, even though his entire party had become casualties. He rendered first aid to the injured and evacuated them by using stretcher bearers 10 German prisoners whom he had captured. Soon thereafter his company commander was wounded and while dressing his wound Pvt. Morelock was very severely wounded in the hip, which forced his evacuation. His heroic action and devotion to duty were an inspiration to the entire regiment.  (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 35, Lot 1824
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2003
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