World War I

Summey R. Smart, Distinquished Service Cross


FROM: Commanding Officer, 307th Infantry

To: Commanding General, 154th Brigade

SUBJECT: Recommendation for Distinguished Service Cross

    Private 1st Class, Summey R. Smart, #3136292, Company L, 307th Infantry, who in the Argonne Forest from early evening on October 4th 1918 until day-break October 5th 1918, single-handed, held an outpost 100 yards distant from his company under heavy machine gun and rifle grenade fire, and although wounded, remained at his post drawing the enemy's fire, thereby accomplishing his mission and exhibiting extraodinary heroism, extreme devotion to duty and disregard of his own personal safety.
Next of kin: Matthew M. Smart, Connelly Springs, N.C.
Isaac Irvin
Colonel, 307th Infantry
Witnesses: Sgt. Harry D. Holland #1707012, Company L, 307th Infantry
Pvt. John P. Pietsch, #3128654, Company L, 307th Infantry

Summey R. Smart (1895-1951) is buried at Smarts Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Burke Co, NC

Submitted by Denise Clarke, Mon May 24, 1999


American gunners battle through the Argonne Forest

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