Jake “Aleksa Manduši?” Allex

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Jake “Aleksa Manduši?” Allex

Original Name Jake Allex Mandusich
Birth
Prizren, Komuna e Prizreni, Prizren, Kosovo
Death 28 Aug 1959 (aged 72)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section B, Row 6, Lot 446
Memorial ID 6532182 · View Source
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World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during World War I under the name of "Jake Allex" in the United States Army as a Corporal in Company H, 131st Infantry, 33rd Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Chipilly Ridge, France, on August 9, 1918. His citation reads "At a critical point in the action, when all the officers with his platoon had become casualties, Cpl. Allex took command of the platoon and led it forward until the advance was stopped by fire from a machine gun nest. He then advanced alone for about 30 yards in the face of intense fire and attacked the nest. With his bayonet he killed 5 of the enemy, and when it was broken, used the butt of his rifle, capturing 15 prisoners." His Medal was awarded to him in 1919.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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JAKE A. MANDUSICH
Illinois
Sgt. 131 Infantry, 33 Div
World War I, MH


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  • Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
  • Added: 21 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6532182
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jake “Aleksa Manduši?” Allex (13 Jul 1887–28 Aug 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6532182, citing Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Saint Sava, Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .