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Marcellus Holms Chiles
Birth: Feb. 5, 1895
Eureka Springs
Carroll County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1918

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Chiles served as a Captain, United States Army, 356th Infantry, 89th Division. He was awarded his medal for service Near Le Champy Bas, France, on November 3, 1918. His citation reads-When his battalion, of which he had just taken command, was halted by machinegun fire from the front and left flank, he picked up the rifle of a dead soldier and, calling on his men to follow led the advance across a stream, waist deep, in the face of the machinegun fire. Upon reaching the opposite bank this gallant officer was seriously wounded in the abdomen by a sniper, but before permitting himself to be evacuated he made complete arrangements for turning over his command to the next senior officer, and under the inspiration of his fearless leadership his battalion reached its objective. Capt. Chiles died shortly after reaching the hospital. (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Departement de la Meuse
Lorraine, France
Plot: Section C Row 31 Plot 23
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2003
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- j. bradley
 Added: Apr. 15, 2016
Thank you for your outstanding service and selfless sacrifice, Mr. Chiles. You deserve a memorial of your own.
- David Botticelli
 Added: Feb. 5, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Feb. 5, 2016
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