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Pershing's Hundred Heroes
On March 6th, 1918, the funeral for Theodore Petersen was held. He was a member of the 151st Field Artillery in the medical detatchment; he died on March 5 from an abdomen wound he received in action. He was cited as one of General Pershing's Hundred Heroes for continuing to care for his comrades after being mortally wounded. Peterson received the Croix de Guerre and Distinguished Service Cross for his brave actions.
Citation: "Petersen, Theodore" Minnesota Public Safety Commission. Gold Star Roll. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota. 114.D.4.5B