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Distinguished Service Cross Citation
August 1, 1918 | Villers-sur-Fere, France
Edmund Riordan (Army serial No.90659), private, Company G, 165th Infantry, 42nd Division, American Expeditionary Forces.
For extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, August 1, 1918. Pvt Riordan displayed unusual courage and bravery when, with utter disregard of his own personal danger, he eft his shelter and went forward under heavy machine-gun and shell fire in an attempt to rescue a wounded comrade. In the performance of this heroic act he was instantly killed by a bursting shell.