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 Dallas Burton Smith

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Dallas Burton Smith

Birth
Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, USA
Death 1 Aug 1936 (aged 53)
USA
Burial Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 7957334 View Source
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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 Major (Infantry) Dallas B. Smith, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F., at La Croix Rouge Farm, near Beuvardes, France, 28 July 1918. After his battalion had been engaged against he enemy for about two hours and had suffered heavy casualties, in order to accomplish his mission Major Smith, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, placed himself at the head of his battalion and led it in a charge against the enemy through heavy hostile machine-gun and artillery fire. During the charge Major Smith was severely wounded, but continued to lead his battalion until his objective was reached. His undaunted courage greatly inspired the men of his command, raising their morale to a high degree.
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  • Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 7 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7957334
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7957334/dallas-burton-smith : accessed ), memorial page for Dallas Burton Smith (9 Mar 1883–1 Aug 1936), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7957334, citing Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Evening Blues (contributor 46587085) .