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Chester Howard West

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

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 17 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7190335
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chester Howard West (3 Jan 1888–20 May 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7190335, citing Van Sickle Cemetery, Southside, Mason County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .