Ray A. Messanelli

Photograph of Ray A. Messanelli, who served in World War I. Above his pocket is the Distinguished Service Cross. This medal is awarded for acts of heroism beyond what is required for the Silver Star medal, but which do not quite qualify for a Congressional Medal of Honor.

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest medal that an American soldier can be awarded during a time of war.
Date Original
circa 1930
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. World War I veterans' service data and photographs, 1917-1938. Series A0412-78, Box 14, Folder 4.
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Geographic Locations

Oneida County