Michael B Ellis

Michael B Ellis

World War I · US Army · Sergeant
World War I (1914 - 1918)
Unit

Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st Division

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Branch

Army

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Date of Incident

5 Oct 1918

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Conflict Period

World War I

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Location

Near Exermont, France

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Rank

Sergeant

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Michael B Ellis

    During the entire day's engagement he operated far in advance of the first wave of his company, voluntarily undertaking most dangerous missions and singlehandedly attacking and reducing machinegun nests. Flanking one emplacement, he killed 2 of the enemy with rifle fire and captured 17 others. Later he singlehandedly 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.

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