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First Name: Chester

Last Name: Roberts

Birthplace: Cleburne, TX, USA


Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Cleburne, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 29 September 1895

Date of Death: 02 May 1964

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served: 1917-1919
Chester Arthur Roberts

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Chester Arthur Roberts

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders 66 (May 21, 1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Chester A. Roberts (ASN: 1491227), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F., near St. Etienne, France, 8 October 1918.
Sergeant Roberts led an automatic rifle team of seven men in an attack on an enemy machine-gun nest, advancing 150 yards, under heavy machine-gun fire, to within 50 yards of the enemy position, from which point he directed the fire of his team with such skill that the enemy surrendered; resulting in the capture of four officers, 112 men, and 17 machine-guns.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315921   Created by: drjones46




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