Private First Class Jesse Funk, U.S. Army, Medal of Honor Recipient

PFC Funk of Company L, 354th Infantry, 89th Division was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions Near Bois-deBantheville, France, October 31, 1918.


Learning that 2 daylight patrols had been caught out in No Man's Land and were unable to return, Pfc. Funk and another stretcher bearer, upon their own initiative, made 2 trips 500 yards beyond our lines, under constant machinegun fire, and rescued 2 wounded officers.

Courtesy of the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States Army