Clipped From The Baltimore Sun
WOUNDED, BUT STILL FOUGHT ; Baltimorean, Killed In Action, Wan Decorated With D. S. C. j Although notified some time ago that1 their son. First Lieutenant James HJ; Spafford had been killed in action OeJ: tober 0, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Spafford, ( S3S. West North avenue, did not know ' until yesterday that he had been decorated decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross. The announcement was made by; the government and reads as loiiows : I First Lieutenant J. H. SpaffordT ( de-l de-l de-l ceased), Second Engineers. Fo. ex- ex- traordmary heroism in action. Steingl ' a combat patrol suddenly fired upSn by an enemy machine-gun machine-gun machine-gun nest andhard pressed, Lieutenant Spafford went fo its reiier, courageously leaaing an auaK on the machine nest. Although wounded in the arm during the attack, he contraed in the action of the attack until he re 1 . 1 ! A. A. - ? t ceived a second wound, which caused his death - i Lieutenant Spafford was a" graduate of Polytechnic Institute and of CornelfijJni-versity. CornelfijJni-versity. CornelfijJni-versity. He entered the Officers' "Pfain-ing "Pfain-ing "Pfain-ing Camp at Fort Myer when the Ejaited States entered the war and in Afigust was commissioned a second lieutenant ' ae next month he was on nis wy to France and, after spending about Jjfcight months in more specialized training at Versailles, was sent to the firing line in May and was made a . first lieutihant soon thereafter. '' The Second Engineers, ' of whi& he was a member, were with the marines at the famous Chateau Thierry ffrive.i He was recommended for a capMinov shortly before his death. He fell irf battle battle on his twenty-sixth twenty-sixth twenty-sixth birthdavi Hp was an only son, but has a sister, olrs Edgar G. Carlisle, in Philadelphia. " Mr. and Mrs. Spafford recent! w i-a. i-a. i-a. ceived letters from five officers '"with, whom their son had been associated uc liiuc ui nuuiurr, UI1U WHO Praised him highly. The officers were: MSjor- MSjor- ienerai lejeunne, ot the Marine Corps Capt, Daniel C. Jerman, of Compariy C company; Capt. Arthur C. Spencer, wh was in charge of Company C' .int;i of the Second Engineers, and. Mai W: N "Black, chief nf FnHnW,.: T'.