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CMOHS.org - Corporal ALLEX, JAKE, U.S. Army

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ALLEX, JAKE

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H
Division: 131st Infantry, 33d Division
Born: 13 July 1887, Prizren, Serbia
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill.
G.O. Number: 44
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Chipilly Ridge, France, 9 August 1918
 
 


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Citation

At a critical point in the action, when all the officers with his platoon had become casualties, Cpl. Allex took command of the platoon and led it forward until the advance was stopped by fire from a machinegun nest. He then advanced alone for about 30 yards in the face of intense fire and attacked the nest. With his bayonet he killed 5 of the enemy, and when it was broken, used the butt of his rifle, capturing 15 prisoners.