Edward Robert Talley
Born 8 September 1890 at Russellville, TN
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, Company L
Medal of Honor Citation:
“Sergeant, 117th Infantry, 30th Division, U.S. Army. Near Ponchaux, France. Date of action: October 7, 1918. Entered the Army from the Tennessee National Guard.
Undeterred by seeing several comrades killed in attempting to put a hostile machinegun nest out of action, Sgt. Talley attacked the position single-handed. Armed only with a rifle, he rushed the nest in the face of intense enemy fire, killed or wounded at least 6 of the crew, and silenced the gun. When the enemy attempted to bring forward another gun and ammunition he drove them back by effective fire from his rifle.”