GRISHAM, JESSE M. - Faulkner County, Arkansas | JESSE M. GRISHAM - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Jesse M. GRISHAM

Oakland Cemetery
Faulkner County,
Arkansas

Born
June 20, 1889
Died
Sept. 10, 1918

The VFW post in Conway, Ar was named in his honor.

son of Robert D. & Mary Susan (James) Grisham
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from http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=12215

Distinguished Service Cross
Awarded posthumously for actions during the World War I
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Jesse M. Grisham (ASN: 2226305), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Fey-en-Haye, France, 12 September 1918. When the advance of his company was halted by an impassable barbed-wire entanglement, Corporal Grisham voluntarily jumped out of a trench in the face of heavy machine-gun fire and cut sufficient paths through the wire to enable the company to continue its advance. In the performance of this self-sacrificing act this gallant soldier was killed.
Rank: Corporal
Company: Company L
Regiment: 359th Infantry Regiment
Division: 90th Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Note: Date of the above action was given as 12 Sept 1918; headstone gives 10 Sept 1918 as death date.

Parents:
Robert D. Grisham (____ - 1891)
Mary Susan James Lackey (1867 - 1950)

Sibling:
Jesse M. Grisham (1889 - 1918)
Abraham Small (1899 - 1978)

Contributed on 4/19/09 by mountain_veteran
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Record #: 180736

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Submitted: 4/19/09 • Approved: 11/28/16 • Last Updated: 12/1/16 • R180736-G0-S3

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