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Polar Bear Roster

Soldier Summary

Charles F. Chappel

Military History

Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: United States. Army. Infantry, 339th. Company K.

Medals Awarded
  • Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.)

Born in Dayton, OH

Residence[1]Dayton, OH
ResidenceToledo, OH
Distinguished Service Cross for action: Disregarding all personal danger, he personally advanced upon enemy machine guns, then in action, thereby assisting in building up a firing line of the attacking force. He was killed while making this dash.[1]9/27/1918
Killed in action9/27/1918

[1]Military Times Hall of Valor

The history of the American expedition fighting the Bolsheviki; campaigning in north Russia 1918-1919

History of the 339th Regiment of Infantry, 1917-1926 (with who's who in and roster of the regiment)