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Luther Edward Ellis
Captain, United States Army
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Dorothy, wife of Captain Luther Ellis; There were two children who are deceased. Captain Luther Ellis is a veteran of the World war and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. He is now in charge of the State of Michigan U. S. Veterans Bureau. Captain Ellis is a native of Indiana, where in his collegiate days at Wabash College he was prominent in athletics as holder of the state high jump.
ELLIS, LUTHER E.

Captain, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
General Orders No. 133, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther E. Ellis, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-d'Ormont, France, October 23, 1918.

Captain Ellis personally led his company against a strongly held enemy machine-gun position. During the advance he was shot through the lung. When wounded his men halted to render first aid, but he ordered them forward. His example of gallantry contributed greatly to the success of the attack.

LE Ellis Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2002


ELLIS, LUTHER EDWARD
CAPT CO L 102 INF, 26TH DIV USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/29/1889
DATE OF DEATH: 08/01/1951
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1475-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 4 May 2003 Updated: 25 December 2006 Updated: 3 July 2007
Distinguished Service Cross
 
 
 
 
 
 

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