U.S. ARMY

Edward R. Talley

Rank:

SERGEANT

Conflict/Era:

WORLD WAR I

Unit/Command:

COMPANY L, 117TH INFANTRY, 30TH DIVISION

Military Service Branch:

U.S. ARMY

Medal of Honor Action Date:

OCTOBER 7, 1918

Medal of Honor Action Place:

NEAR PONCHAUX, FRANCE

Citation:

Undeterred by seeing several comrades killed in attempting to put a hostile machine-gun nest out of action, Sgt. Talley attacked the position singlehandedly. Armed only with a rifle, he rushed the nest in the face of intense enemy fire, killed or wounded at least six 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.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

SEPTEMBER 6, 1890, RUSSELLVILLE, HAMBLEN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Died:

DECEMBER 14, 1950, WHITESBURG, TENNESSEE

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