2023 // Distinguished Service Cross

Cook John Wrobbel
John Wrobbel

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 Cook John Wrobbel (ASN: 92481), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Supply Company, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, American Expeditionary Force, in the Champagne Sector, France, July 15-18, 1918.  During the heaviest bombardment, Cook Wrobbel regularly supplied hot meals to his men.  On July 16 his kitchen was almost demolished by shell bursts and a large number of rations destroyed, but he remained at his post after all assistants had sought places of safety.

Note: John Wrobbel received his award personally from Major General John J. Pershing