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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 06/09/1890 Russelville, Tennessee.  d. 14/12/1950 Mountain Home, Tennessee.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/10/1918 Ponchaux, France.

 

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War I as a Sergeant in Company L, 117th Infantry, 30th Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Pochaux, France, on October 7, 1918.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Undeterred by seeing several comrads killed in atempting to put a hostile machinegun nest out of action, Sgt. Talley attacked the position single handed. Armed only with a rifle, he rushed the nest in the face of intense enemy fire, killed or wounded at least 6 of the crew, and silenced the gun. When the enemy attempted to bring forward another gun and ammunition he drove them back by effective fire from his rifle

 

BURIAL LOCATION:  BENT CREEK CEMETERY, WHITESBURG, TENNESSEE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edward R Talley

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