Navy Cross


Walter E. Furr


Private, U.S. Marine Corps

82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2nd Division, A.E.F.

Date Of Action: June 19, 1918



The Navy Cross is presented to Private Walter E. Furr, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Unaided, Private Furr crept forward in advance of his line, searched an underground tunnel, captured five Germans, and brought them back through heavy machine-gun and shell fire.


Home Town: Franklin, North Carolina

Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (Same Action)