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CHAMBERS, Charles C.

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CHAMBERS, Charles C. (Cleveland, OH-- ). Recipient, Distinguished Service Cross. In action in Bois-de-Septsarges, near Montfaucon, France on September 26, 1918, Chambers was voluntarily going forward on a mission to establish liaison between a front-line unit of his own division and the division on the right.

Chambers found a large number of men falling back in confusion. They were badly disorganized and without leaders as a result of heavy artillery and machine gun fire from pill boxes in the wood and from a strong point on the heights above. Chambers reorganized the scattered troops. He put them in trenches and later led them forward overcoming stubborn resistance from machine guns. Chambers drove the enemy from its position, reestablished the front line and accomplished his liaison mission.

Information supplied by Richard G. Bridges.