- Second World War (1939-1945)
- 2nd Lieutenant
- Company H, 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division "Timberwolf", U.S. Army
- Awarded on:
- October 25th, 1944
"For gallantry in action in Holland on 25 October 1944. As the enemy opened fire from a wooded area, Lt. AXSOM leaped to his feet and, at great risk to his life, moved among the men of his platoon designating targets and calmly directing the fire of his guns throughout the day. At dusk Lt. AXSOM advanced with the leading assault groups, providing maximum protection for the advanced assault troops. The outstanding courage and superb leadership displayed by Lieutenant AXSOM in the first combat mission of his unit reflect the highest credit upon himself and the armed forces of the United States. Entered military service from Batlesville, Oklahoma."