Kenneth served in WW1 with the 360th Infantry. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism, the only DSC awarded in Mahaska County.
OFFICIAL CITATION: Private Kenneth Watts, 360th Infanty, for extroadinary heroism in action at Andevanne, France, November 2, 1918. Sent with another runner from Batallion headquarters to deliver a message to a front line company, he made his way through the enemy fire and when his comrade was wounded delivered the message. Then he rescued his wounded comrade carrying him under heavy fire to a dressing station. He then returned to duty.
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