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James W. Chesher


Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Russian Civil War

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant James W. Chesher (ASN: 2052338), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Chesher distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Spaskoe, Russia, 24 January 1919, in operating a machine gun until wounded.

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)

Action Date: January 24, 1919

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company A

Regiment: 339th Infantry Regiment

Division: 85th Division, American Expeditionary Forces