WWI ID Bracelet Company G 128th Infantry Hero, DSC

This identification bracelet belonged to First Lieutenant Clarence G. Noble. Company G, 128th Infantry, U.S.A. He was most likely wearing this when he was killed in action August 3, 1918 near St. Giles, France. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions described below. This account is taken from activities of the 128th during the First World War that are avaible by a Google search. The bracelet is made of metal and is in well worn condition.

On 3 August , the pursuit was resumed and our troops continued to steadily gain ground, although meeting with increased resistance, especially on the left flank, w the 42nd Division was unable to advance as rapidly as the 32nd. By the end of the day, the DivisionÂ's front line had advanced about 7 km to the hills overlooking the valley of the Vesle, about 1 km south of the Vesle on the left and 2 km south of Fismes on the right. considerable resistance was met from the German rear guard, which was making a stand to protect the withdrawal over the river.

1LT Clarence G. Noble, from Soperton , Wis. , an officer in Co. G, 128th Inf., was KIA in this attack near St. Giles , France , on 3 August 1918, and was posthumously awarded the DSC for his actions that day. 1LT Noble's citation reads: Â"He voluntarily exposed himself to heavy shell fire in

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