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 Edward R. Talley

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Edward R. Talley

Birth
Russellville, Hamblen County, Tennessee, USA
Death 14 Dec 1950 (aged 60)
Mountain Home, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Whitesburg, Hamblen County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 7242949 View Source
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World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War I as a Sergeant in Company L, 117th Infantry, 30th Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Pochaux, France, on October 7, 1918. His citation reads "Undeterred by seeing several comrads killed in atempting to put a hostile machinegun nest out of action, Sgt. Talley attacked the position single handed. Armed only with a rifle, he rushed the nest in the face of intense enemy fire, killed or wounded at least 6 of the crew, and silenced the gun. When the enemy attempted to bring forward another gun and ammunition he drove them back by effective fire from his rifle".


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: grave hunter
  • Added: 7 Mar 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7242949
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7242949/edward-r.-talley : accessed ), memorial page for Edward R. Talley (6 Sep 1890–14 Dec 1950), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7242949, citing Bent Creek Cemetery, Whitesburg, Hamblen County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .