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CMOHS.org - Sergeant TALLEY, EDWARD R., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

TALLEY, EDWARD R.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company L
Division: 117th Infantry, 30th Division
Born: 8 September 1890, Russellville, Tenn.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Russellville, Tenn.
G.O. Number: 50
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Ponchaux, France, 7 October 1918
 
 


TALLEY, EDWARD R. Photo
 
Citation

Undeterred by seeing several comrades killed in attempting 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.