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 Michael B. Ellis

Michael B. Ellis

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 9 Dec 1937 (aged 43)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 6, Grave 9520, Map Grid X 18.5
Memorial ID 22923 · View Source
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World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War I in the United States Army as a Sergeant in Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Exermont, France, on October 5, 1918. His citation reads “During the entire day's engagement he operated far in advance of the first wave of his company, voluntarily undertaking most dangerous missions and single-handedly attacking and reducing machinegun nests. Flanking one emplacement, he killed 2 of the enemy with rifle fire and captured 17 others. Later he single-handedly advanced under heavy fire and captured 27 prisoners, including 2 officers and 6 machineguns, which had been holding up the advance of the company. The captured officers indicated the locations of 4 other machineguns, and he in turn captured these, together with their crews, at all times showing marked heroism and fearlessness”. His Medal was issued to him in 1919.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 10 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22923
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael B. Ellis (28 Oct 1894–9 Dec 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22923, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .