Chiles, Marcellus Holmes, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 356th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1917 - 1918

Infantry

Captain



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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1895
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Last Address
France

Casualty Date
Nov 05, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Meuse-Argonne, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C Row 31 Plot 23

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 Military Association Memberships
World War I FallenCongressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor
  1918, World War I Fallen
  1918, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1918, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments
356th Infantry Regiment
  1917-1918, 356th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/St. Mihiel Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
Colorado College
  1917-1917, Colorado College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Chiles served as a Captain, United States Army, 356th Infantry, 89th Division. He was awarded his medal for service Near Le Champy Bas, France, on November 3, 1918. His citation reads-When his battalion, of which he had just taken command, was halted by machinegun fire from the front and left flank, he picked up the rifle of a dead soldier and, calling on his men to follow led the advance across a stream, waist deep, in the face of the machinegun fire. Upon reaching the opposite bank this gallant officer was seriously wounded in the abdomen by a sniper, but before permitting himself to be evacuated he made complete arrangements for turning over his command to the next senior officer, and under the inspiration of his fearless leadership his battalion reached its objective. Capt. Chiles died shortly after reaching the hospital.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7862546/marcellus-holms-chiles

   
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