Private James A. Lee of Norwood, New York, attached to Dog Company, 107th Regiment of the 27th Infantry Division, AEF, showing off some rather exquisite war trophies - a Luger P08 Artillery Model, Zeiss field binoculars, an Iron Cross 1st Class, a "Hate" Belt and a Hessian Pickelhaube - taken from the Germans during an attack against the Hindenburg Line near Amiens, France in October 1918.
Pvt. Lee's Distinguished Service Cross citation: "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private James A. Lee (ASN: 1210429), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company D, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F., at St. Souplet, France, 18 October 1918. The advance of his organization having been temporarily halted by machine-gun fire from a fortified house, Private Lee went forward as a scout to locate the entrance to the house. After discovering the entrance, he led a detachment in an assault, and at the point of the bayonet compelled about 35 of the enemy to surrender. A few minutes later, while advancing alone toward an outhouse, he effected the capture of more of the enemy."