OUR HISTORY

 

Post 7 hosts the longest running American Legion ran Veteran's Day Parade in the country. Post 7 is also the oldest Post in Tucson.

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LT. MORGAN B. MCDERMOTT

DATE OF BIRTH: August 9, 1893
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Butte, Montana
HOME OF RECORD:
Tucson, Arizona

 

Lieutenant McDermott died in France on October 29, 1918 of wounds received in action.

Distinguished Service Cross

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS DURING World War I
Service: Army
Rank: First Lieutenant
Division: 5th Division, American Expeditionary Forces
GENERAL ORDERS:

War Department, General Orders No. 37 (1919)

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers) Morgan B. McDermott, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Cunel, France, 20 October 1918. Accompanied by a soldier, First Lieutenant McDermott made a reconnaissance within the German lines and captured a machine-gun. Under heavy machine-gun fire he gave first-aid treatment to a wounded soldier and continued on his mission until he was himself severely wounded.