U.S. Army Sgt. William Shemin was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during World War I for saving the lives of three comrades before being wounded in battle. His daughter, Elsie Shemin-Roth, and others with knowledge of WWI believe he should have been considered for a Congressional Medal of Honor for his exploits. Here, Shemin poses for a photograph following the war in May 1919 while serving in the army of occupation. He served with Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division of the American Expeditionary Force. (courtesy Elsie Shemin-Roth)
U.S. Army Sgt. William Shemin was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during World War I for saving the lives of three comrades before being wounded in battle. His daughter, Elsie Shemin-Roth, and others with knowledge of WWI believe he should have been considered for a Congressional Medal of Honor for his exploits. Here, Shemin poses for a photograph following the war in May 1919 while serving in the army of occupation. He served with Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division of the American Expeditionary Force. (courtesy Elsie Shemin-Roth) Courtesy Elsie Shemin-Roth
U.S. Army Sgt. William Shemin was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during World War I for saving the lives of three comrades before being wounded in battle. His daughter, Elsie Shemin-Roth, and others with knowledge of WWI believe he should have been considered for a Congressional Medal of Honor for his exploits. Here, Shemin poses for a photograph following the war in May 1919 while serving in the army of occupation. He served with Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division of the American Expeditionary Force. (courtesy Elsie Shemin-Roth) Courtesy Elsie Shemin-Roth

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Obama awards Medal of Honor to slighted WWI soldiers

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