The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Grosvenor P. Cather, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Cantigny, France, 27 May 1918. During a strong enemy attack Lieutenant Cather mounted the parapet of his trench, and, although exposed to withering machine-gun fire, he so skillfully directed the fire of his automatic rifles that the attack was repulsed. In this action he fell mortally wounded.
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Grosrenor P. Cather, Second Lieutenant, 26th Infantry.
For extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 27, 1918.
During a strong enemy attack he mounted the parapet of his trench and, although exposed to withering machine-gun fire, he so skillfully directed the fire of his automatic rifle that the attack was repulsed.
In this action he fell mortally wounded.
Emergency address: Mrs. G. P. Gather, wife, Bladen, Nebraska
Residence at appointment: Bladen, Nebraska
War Department - Document #948 - Office of The Adjutant General
Compiled In The Office of The Adjutant General of the Army
Myrtle E Bartlett Cather
Killed in action at the Battle of Cantigny, France
Co A 26 Inft. First Division
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