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William Michael "Bill" Cohoon
Birth: Jan. 28, 1899
Jewett City
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1959
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

William M. Cohoon
Distinguished Service Cross
Date(s) of action: 27-Sep-18

For service as set forth in the following:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private William M. Cohoon (ASN: 1224828), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company M, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F., near Ronssoy, France, 27 September 1918. In the face of concentrated fire from hostile machine guns, Private Cohoon, together with Corporal George D. Caswell, made his way over rough and broken terrain under observation of the enemy, rescued a severely wounded comrade, carried him to a place of safety, and returned to a point still farther in advance of his own lines and carried another member of his company to shelter. This action, showing indomitable bravery and devotion to duty, undoubtedly saved the lives of the wounded men and set a splendid example of courage and self-sacrifice to other members of the command.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Action Date: 27-Sep-18
Service: Army
Rank: Private
Company: Company M
Regiment: 105th Infantry Regiment
Division: 27th Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Family links: 
  Andrew William Cohoon (1865 - 1942)
  Ellen Gertrude McCarthy Cohoon (1886 - 1953)
  Edna Cohoon (1907 - 1974)*
  Doris Grace McCarthy (1921 - 2011)*
  William Michael Cohoon (1899 - 1959)
  Margaret Cohoon Forst (1900 - 1941)*
  Raymond Joseph Cohoon (1902 - 1984)*
  Henry Andrew Cohoon (1905 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: CPL COM 105 Infantry, WWI DSC
Blue Hill Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: 104/16
Created by: Patti-Ann Cohoon
Record added: Feb 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48267568
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Rest in peace, sir.
- Scott C Carney
 Added: Oct. 7, 2010

- Patti-Ann Cohoon
 Added: Oct. 6, 2010
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