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Distinguished Service Cross Recipients

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Distinguished Service Cross Recipients


Jeffery, Miss Jane
American Red Cross Nurse
World War I
Date of Action: July 15, 1918

For extraordinary heroism in action at Jouy-sur-Morin (Seine-et-Marne), France, July 15, 1918. While she was on duty at American Red Cross Hospital No. 107, Miss Jeffery was severely wounded by an exploding bomb during an air raid. She showed utter disregard for her own safety by refusing to leave her post, though suffering great pain from her wounds. Her courageous attitude and devotion to the task of helping others was inspiring to all of her associates.


Hall, Virginia
Civilian, Office of Strategic Services
World War II

For extraordinary heroism in action as a civilian intelligence officer with the Office of Strategic Services. With utter disregard for her safety and continually at the risk of capture, torture, and death, she directed the Resistance Forces with extraordinary success in acts of sabotage and guerrilla warfare against enemy troops, installations and communications. Miss Hall displayed rare courage, perseverance and ingenuity; her efforts contributed materially to the successful operations of the Resistance Forces in support of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in the liberation of France.

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