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1LT Clinton Lowden Whiting

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1LT Clinton Lowden Whiting Veteran

Birth
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death
23 Oct 1918 (aged 24)
Beaune, Departement de la Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, France
Burial
Thiaucourt-Regnieville, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France Add to Map
Plot
Plot A Row 18 Grave 31
Memorial ID
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Only son of Dewitt Clinton and Ida(nee Lowden) Whiting of 373 Parkside Ave., Brooklyn, NY. Served with 308th Infantry, 77th Division, US Army. Died of wounds at Base Hospital #47.

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 First Lieutenant (Infantry) Clinton L. Whiting, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., near La Harazee, France, September 26 - 28, 1918. During the advance in the Argonne Forest, Lieutenant Whiting exposed himself fearlessly to enemy machine-gun and sniper fire while leading his men and consolidating his position, which was in a marsh covered with wire grass and stunted brush. He continued to lead his men with utter disregard for personal danger until he fell seriously wounded by a machine-gun bullet on the afternoon of September 28 near Binarville.
Only son of Dewitt Clinton and Ida(nee Lowden) Whiting of 373 Parkside Ave., Brooklyn, NY. Served with 308th Infantry, 77th Division, US Army. Died of wounds at Base Hospital #47.

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 First Lieutenant (Infantry) Clinton L. Whiting, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., near La Harazee, France, September 26 - 28, 1918. During the advance in the Argonne Forest, Lieutenant Whiting exposed himself fearlessly to enemy machine-gun and sniper fire while leading his men and consolidating his position, which was in a marsh covered with wire grass and stunted brush. He continued to lead his men with utter disregard for personal danger until he fell seriously wounded by a machine-gun bullet on the afternoon of September 28 near Binarville.

Inscription

1 LIEUT. 308 INF. 77 DIV.

Gravesite Details

Entered service from New York


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  • Maintained by: BarryC
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 7, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56342785/clinton_lowden-whiting: accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Clinton Lowden Whiting (15 Jul 1894–23 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56342785, citing Saint Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial, Thiaucourt-Regnieville, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France; Maintained by BarryC (contributor 47806468).