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Chester Howard West
Birth: Jan. 3, 1888
Fort Collins
Larimer County
Colorado, USA
Death: May 20, 1935
Gallipolis
Gallia County
Ohio, USA

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army as a First Sergeant in Company D, 363rd Infantry, 91st Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 26, 1918 near Bois-de-Cheppy, France. His citation reads "While making his way through a thick fog with his automatic rifle section, his advance was halted by direct and unusual machine-gun fire from two guns. Without aid, he at once dashed through the fire and, attacking the nest, killed two of the gunners, one 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." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Rose Isabelle Center LaMont (1890 - 1923)*
  Maggie Elizabeth Vansickle Smith (1887 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Van Sickle Cemetery
Southside
Mason County
West Virginia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.7286, -82.0289
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 17, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7190335
Chester Howard West
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Chester Howard West
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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