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Ben Cone

Date of death: Killed in Action
Place of Birth: Michigan, Detroit
Home of record: Detroit Michigan
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded 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 Ben Cone (MCSN: 87113), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Eighty-Second Company, Sixth Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F., in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on 6 June 1918. Corporal Cone showed exceptional heroism and coolness by advancing with an automatic rifle on a strongly defended enemy machine gun which he knew it was necessary to silence. He was killed while fearlessly going forward in this endeavor.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1918)

Action Date: 6-Jun-18

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Company: 82d Company

Regiment: 6th Regiment (Marines)

Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Navy Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Ben Cone (MCSN: 87113), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on 6 June 1918. Corporal Cone showed exceptional heroism and coolness by advancing with an automatic rifle on a strongly defended enemy machine gun which he knew it was necessary to silence. He was killed while fearlessly going forward in this endeavor.

Action Date: 6-Jun-18

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Company: 82d Company

Regiment: 6th Regiment (Marines)

Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Ben Cone (MCSN: 87113), United States Marine Corps, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, SECOND Division, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Cone distinguished himself while serving with the 82d Company, Sixth Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces at Chateau-Thierry, France, 6 June - 10 July 1918.

General Orders: Citation Orders, 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Action Date: June 6 - July 10, 1918

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Company: 82d Company

Regiment: Sixth Regiment (Marines)

Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces