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Aquilla James Dyess
Birth: Jan. 11, 1909
Death: Feb. 2, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and was the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 1-2, 1944 at Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. His citation reads in part "Alert and determined to quicken the pace of the offensive against increased enemy fire, he was constantly at the head of advance units, inspiring his men to push forward until the Japanese had been driven back to a small center of resistance and victory assured. While standing on the parapet of the antitank trench directing a group of infantry in a flanking attack against the last enemy position, Lt Col. Dyess was killed by a burst of enemy machine-gun fire." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Westover Memorial Park
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Crypt D, Row 5
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Aug 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7757434
Aquilla James Dyess
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Aquilla James Dyess
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Aquilla James Dyess
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