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Catalog Number Mathias_Jean.001
Object Name Letter
Collection Mathias, Jean
Scope & Content Letter presenting Navy Cross to Jean Mathias with citation from Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels. "For extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 11, 1918. After all the other members of his group had been killed or wounded by fire from an enemy machine gun, Private Mathias charged the gun position alone, killing three of the crew and capturing the gun."
Subjects Awards
Medals
Heroes
People Mathias, Jean
Search Terms Bois de Belleau, France
Battle of Belleau Wood
Navy Cross