The Plattsburgh sentinel
1er août 1930
(article publié aussi dans The Times Recorder from Zanesville,
20 juillet 1930)
Vet Prizes Hoover's Letter
Above Medal for Heroism
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Curtis E. Harrison prizes a letter more than
his Distinguished Service medal.
The medal was recently awarded him by congress for heroism in
saving his mules and horses under fire in France, but the letter
was written by the President. He wrote:
"My dear Mr. Harrison:
"I have noted with satisfaction the recognition of your heroism
during the world war in standing by your mules and horses
entrusted to your care, and protecting them at the expense of
wounds and grave personal danger to yourself.
"Unselfish service in helping a stricken comrade on the
battlefield ls a soldierly quality that always inspires
"But your heroic action in risking your life to care for these
dumb animals carries an added touch of unselfishness and
devotion to duty, justifying a peculiar gratification among
those who hold in high esteem the best traditions of the
Harrison's exploit took place at the town of Migneville, France,
on June 18, 1918.
The enemy threw 600 gas shells into the town, and Corporal
Harrison, at the first alarm, succeeded in adjusting the gas
masks on the horses and mules.
Later, when shrapnel and high explosives were thrown over,
penetrating the barn where the animals were billeted, Harrison
entered the place alone to care for them. He was twice wounded