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The President of the United States
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Medal of Honor

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WEST, CHESTER H.

Rank and Organization: First Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 363d Infantry, 91st Division. Place and Date: Near Bois-de-Cheppy, France, 26 September 1918. Entered Service At: Los Banos, Calif. Birth: Fort Collins, Colo. G. O. No.: 34, W.D., 1919.

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While making his way through a thick fog with his automatic rifle section, his advance was halted by direct and unusual machinegun fire from 2 guns. Without aid, he at once dashed through the fire and, attacking the nest, killed 2 of the gunners, 1 of whom was an officer. This prompt and decisive hand-to-hand encounter on his part enabled his company to advance farther without the loss of a man.

 

 

 

 

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