By Katie Lange, Defense Media Activity:
Army Lt. Takes Out Trench Enemies, Helps Turn Tide of WWI
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I, so on this Medal of Honor Monday, it’s fitting to honor a recipient whose courage and tenacity helped turn the tide of the war in the Allies’ favor.
Army 1st Lt. William B. Turner enlisted in 1915 after moving to New York from Massachusetts. On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined the war in Europe alongside its allies, Britain, France and Russia. By the next year, Turner was serving alongside them in northern France as part of the 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.
William Bradford Turner (1892 – September 27, 1918) was a United States Army officer who received the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War I.