Sergeant Louis Cukela served in the United States Marine Corps for the 66th Rifle Company, as a member of the 5th Regiment, and the 2nd Division American Expeditionary Forces. Cukela was awarded the Medal of Honor on March 7, 1919. Where on July 18, 1918 at Villers-Cotterets, France he demonstrated immense courage and heroism. As in the face of enemy fire Cukela managed to infiltrate German territory and use their own weapons against them and capture four enemy soldiers in his efforts.
July 18, 1918