I found additional information about Corbett Benefield, mentioned in a recent post:
Caddo Herald, May 30, 1919
Caddo Boy Killed Gets D. S. Cross
The War Department has awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to a number of Oklahoma young men. Among them is Corporal Corbett Benefield. He came from Caddo, lived about three miles south of town and had two brothers in the army. Here is the statement:
“Corporal Corbett Benefield (deceased), Company E. 142nd infantry, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Eitenne, France, October 8, 1918. Father, Tom Benefield, Caddo, Okla.
Wounded in the arm by machine gun bullet while leading his squad through enemy entanglements, Corporal Benefield rallied his men and led them in attack on machine gun, which was enfilading* the line and captured the gun and its entire crew. Continuing on despite his wound, he was killed shortly afterward while leading his squad under a heavy enemy bombardment.”
* enfilade: gunfire directed from a flanking position along the length of an enemy battle line