Sergt. Richard W. O'Neill, Co. D, 165th Infantry, 42nd Division, is representative of the American volunteer soldier. "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy," on the Ourcq River, France, July 30, 1918, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor (collar). The other decorations in their order are:
1st row: (1)Conspicuous Service Cross, N. Y. State; (2) Military Medal, France; (3) Cavalier, Order of the Star of Rumania; (4) Victory Medal (five major engagement clasps) (U.S.A.)
2nd row: (5) Cross of War, Italy; (6) Mexican Border Service, U.S.A.; (7) Medal of Valor, Montenegro; (8) War Cross (Palm and Stars), equivalent to three medals, France.
3rd row: (9) Cross of Avis, Portugal; (10) World War Service, N. Y. State; (11) Order of White Eagle, Serbia; (12) Mexican Border, N. Y. State.

Evidence of great loss of discipline in the German Army is shown in the manner in which this train load of war material was scattered about by the soldiers previous to leaving Longwy. November 19, 1918. Reports that the Kaiser had fled and that revolution raged in the Fatherland brought the realization that the war had been lost. The German soldier abandoned almost everything in the rush to get home.

A few of the newspaper correspondents with the A.E.F. who were right up in the front lines, exposing themselves to dangers, that the historical record might be made. Left to right—back row: J. W. Grigg, New York World; Don Martin, New York Herald; Captain F. P. Adams, Stars and Stripes; Bert Ford, International News Service. Left to right—front row: G. Kenimore, St. Louis Post Dispatch; F. J. Taylor, United Press; F. P. Sibley, Boston Globe; Henri Baxin, Philadelphia Public Ledger; J. T. Parkerson, Associated Press. Neufchateau, April 25, 1918.

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