Capt. Meade Frierson

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Capt. Meade Frierson

Death: 1918 (22-23)
Juvigny, France
Place of Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee,
Immediate Family:

Son of Calvin Meade Frierson, Jr. and Katherine Frierson

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About Capt. Meade Frierson

Captain Frierson was killed in action while serving with the 15th Cavalry Regiment attached to the 125th Infantry, 32nd Division in France.

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 Captain (Cavalry) Meade Frierson, Jr., United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 125th Infantry (Attached), 32d Division, A.E.F., near Sergy, France, 31 July 1918. Captain Frierson was continually at the head of his company in the attack on Hill 212, near Sergy, and was constantly exposed to the terrific enemy fire while leading his men forward.

After the objective had been gained and the men had dug in on the crest of the hill, he remained on watch the entire night, constantly patrolling his company sector under the heavy rifle, machine-gun, and artillery fire from the enemy's lines.

He was later killed while on a hazardous reconnaissance in the vicinity of Juvigny, France.

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Capt. Meade Frierson's Timeline

Age 23
Juvigny, France
Rose Hill Cemetery Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee,