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Flood, James E.


Rank: Sergeant
Serial Number: 1938517
Military Branch: Co. F, 38th Infantry, 3rd Division
Origin: Ohio
Date of Death: 1941-7-26
Eastlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio
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James Edmund Flood was born in Dennison, Ohio October 8, 1895, to his parents Phillip and Helen. According to his Draft registration card, he was tall and blonde with bue eyes. He enlisted in the Army on September 20, 1917. He died July 26, 1941 leaving a widow, Marion and a son James R. Except for WW1, he never left the state of Ohio.

Flood made Corporal November 19, 1917, and Sergeant May 21, 1918. He was in Company M, 329th Infantry, 83rd Division, until July 20, 1918 when he transferred to the 38th Infantry. He was overseas from June 12, 1918 until February 22, 1919, and was discharged March 24, 1920.

Sgt. Flood was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerrs with Gilt Star for his action on October 11, 1918 near Romagne, France. The award states: "He kept his platoon advancing under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, and although seriously wounded, continued to command until the objective was reached." The DSC award was made by G.O. No. 37, W.D., 1919.

Sgt. Flood's group includes his DSC, edge numbered 5710, 3 bar Victory medal, French Croix de Guerre with Gilt Star, Occupation medal, WW1 service medal number 8495 presented by the Brotherhood of Railroad Traimmen, Infantry F collar disk,US collar disk, US 38 collar disk, small 3rd Division lapel pin, and slot brooch Purple Heart, plus internet research. It appears that Flood never applied for his WW1 Purple Heart.