Henry G. Costin

When the advance of his platoon had been held up by machine gun fire and a request was made
for an automatic rifle team to charge the nest, Pvt. Costin was the first to volunteer. Advancing with
his team, under terrific fire of enemy artillery, machine guns, and trench mortars, he continued after
all his comrades had become casualties and he himself had been seriously wounded. He operated
his rifle until he collapsed. His act resulted in the capture of about 100 prisoners and several
machine guns. He succumbed from the effects of his wounds shortly after the accomplishment
of his heroic deed.