Chester West Medal of Honor citation
• Rank: First Sergeant
• Organization: U.S. Army
• Company: Company D
• Division: 363d Infantry, 91st Division
• Place / Date: Near Bois-de-Cheppy, France, 26 September 1918
While making his way through a thick fog with his automatic rifle section, his advance was halted by direct and unusual machinegun fire from 2 guns. Without aid, he at once dashed through the fire and, attacking the nest, killed 2 of the gunners, 1 of whom was an officer. This prompt and decisive hand-to-hand encounter on his part enabled his company to advance farther without the loss of a man.
Source: Congressional Medal of Honor Society