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Chester West

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Jan 03, 1888

Chester Howard West born at Fort Collins, Colorado

Sep 20, 1917

Chester West enlisted in the United States Army at Los Banos, California

Sep 26, 1918

Chester West killed two enemy machine gunners in hand-to-hand combat, preventing American casualties and earning the Medal of Honor

Apr 29, 1919

Chester West received his honorable discharge from the United States Army

Dec 25, 1932

Chester West married Margaret Van Sickle

May 20, 1935

Chester West was fatally shot by Sam McCausland and died the same day

May 12, 2018

Chester West's remains were moved from Van Sickle Cemetery to the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery at Institute


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