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SLACK, CLAYTON

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Observing German soldiers under cover 50 yards away on the left flank, Pvt. Slack, upon his own initiative, rushed them with his rifle and, singlehandedly, captured 10 prisoners and two heavy-type machine guns, thus saving his company and neighboring organizations from heavy casualties.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private Company D, 124th Machine Gun Battalion, 33d Division

Conflict

Year of honor

born

World War One 1918 Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin

Citation

Observing German soldiers under cover 50 yards away on the left flank, Pvt. Slack, upon his own initiative, rushed them with his rifle and, singlehandedly, captured 10 prisoners and two heavy-type machine guns, thus saving his company and neighboring organizations from heavy casualties.