Citation for Congressional Medal of Honor
by Seymour "Sy" Brody
WORLD WAR I
Hearing a wounded man in a shell hole some distance away calling for water, Sergeant Sawelson, upon his own initiative, left his shelter and crawled through heavy machine gun fire to where the man lay, giving what water he had in his canteen. He then went back to his own shell hole, obtained more water, and was returning to the wounded man when he was killed by a machine gun bullet.
Source: Jewish Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.