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Simpson Levan

Submitted by: Karen Blount

58e6c896e7183 Simpson Levan

Simpson Levan served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .


Simpson Levan received the Distinguished Service Cross during World War 1. He was born in Linn, Kansas.

Following is the text of his award;

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Corporal Simpson Levan (ASN:156177), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A. E.F., near Moneaux and Vaux, France, July 1-3, 1918. Although wounded in the head and left leg by a high-explosive shell, which fact he concealed from his officers, Corporal Levan continued forward with his company. While thus wounded he led his platoon under heavy fire from Moneaux to Vaux during three days of hard and constant fighting, effectively discharging his duties until exhausted.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 132 (1918)


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