Mellen Awarded Croix de Guerre For Bravery Under German Fire
Joseph Manley Mellen '17, of Garden City, L. I., N. Y., has just been awarded the Croix de Guerre for conspicuous bravery under fire while driving an ambulance in the service of the American Ambulance Corps in France last summer.
Mellen left college last year at mid-years, returning at the beginning of the half-year. During most of the period of his service, he was assigned, together with W. K. B. Emerson '16, Philip Cate '15, and J. Melcher '17, to one of the stations of the American Ambulance Corps in the Vosges Mountains.
He was awarded the great honor for unusually heroic work in driving his ambulance over exceptionally difficult mountain roads under shell fire, almost continuously, for eight days, during which time he obtained scarcely any sleep or rest.