Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sgt. Smith, Joseph Murphy Cited for Bravery in France, March 31, 1919

From The Hickory Daily Record, March 31, 1919

Two Hickory Boys Cited for Bravery

Sergt. James Smith and Mr. Joseph L. Murphy have been cited by their regimental commander for bravery, Sergeant Smith for advancing through shell fire in the Argonne-Meuse sector and Mr. Murphy for attacking a machine gun nest in the St. Mihiel salient in September. Both boys are members of the Rainbow Division.

This information was contained in a letter received from Mr. Murphy today by Mr. A.A. Whitener. The young main said the 42nd Division would sale from Rotterdam soon.

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