Michael A. Donaldson

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Michael A. Donaldson
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Sergeant Michael A. Donaldson
Born (1884-01-16)January 16, 1884
Haverstraw, New York
Died April 12, 1970(1970-04-12) (aged 86)
Place of burial Saint Peters Cemetery, Haverstraw, New York
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 69th INF REG COA.gifCompany I, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Michael Aloysius Donaldson (January 16, 1884 – April 12, 1970) was a United States Army sergeant and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in France during World War I.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company I, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division. Place and date: At Sommerance-Landres-et St. Georges Road, France, 14 October 1918. Entered service at: Haverstraw, N.Y. Born: 1884, Haverstraw, N.Y. G.O. No.: 9, W.D., 1923:

Citation:The advance of his regiment having been checked by intense machinegun fire of the enemy, who were entrenched on the crest of a hill before Landres-et St. Georges, his company retired to a sunken road to reorganize their position, leaving several of their number wounded near the enemy lines. Of his own volition, in broad daylight and under direct observation of the enemy and with utter disregard for his own safety, he advanced to the crest of the hill, rescued one of his wounded comrades, and returned under withering fire to his own lines, repeating his splendidly heroic act until he had brought in all the men, 6 in number.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ a b "Medal of Honor recipients". World War I War Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 

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