Ellis, Michael B., 1st Sgt

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1912 - 1919

First Sergeant

One Service Stripe

One Overseas Service Bar

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Ellis, Michael B. (MOH), 1st Sgt.
Contact Info
Home Town
Saint Louis, Missouri
Last Address
Chicago, Illinois

Date of Passing
Dec 09, 1937
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 6, Grave 9520, Map Grid X 18.5

 Official Badges 

World War I Victory Button World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor
  1919, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1919, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War I in the United States Army as a Sergeant in Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Exermont, France, on October 5, 1918. His citation reads "During the entire day's engagement he operated far in advance of the first wave of his company, voluntarily undertaking most dangerous missions and single-handedly attacking and reducing machinegun nests. Flanking one emplacement, he killed 2 of the enemy with rifle fire and captured 17 others. Later he single-handedly 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." His Medal was issued to him in 1919.


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 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment
  1912-1915, 7th Infantry Regiment
  1917-1918, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1912-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1918-1918 World War I
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