Awarded for actions during World War I
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 Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Charles W. Parker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Ardeuil, France, September 29 to 1 October 1918. Severely wounded in the foot, 29 September Lieutenant Parker remained on duty and ably commanded his platoon until 1 October 1918.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 21 (1919)
Action Date: September 29 – October 1, 1918
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Company: Company L
Regiment: 371st Infantry Regiment
Division: 93d Division, American Expeditionary Forces
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