Although the citation reads “Oct. 5, 1918”, we know my grandfather was wounded on October 4, 1918, so would not have been there. See above quote and letter.
Private First Class Robert E. Schalles. 2nd Sanitary Train
(Medical Dept (#5529) W.S. Army)
FOR DISTINGUISHED AND EXCEPTIONAL GALLANTRY
AT St. Etienne ON Oct. 5, 1918 IN THE OPERATIONS OF THE
AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES
IN TESTIMONY THEREOF AND AS AN EXPRESSION OF
APRECIATION OF HIS VALOR I AWARD HIM THIS
AWARDED ON June 25, 1919
John A. Lejeune
MAJOR GENERAL, U.S.M.C.