Aquilla J. Dyess Photo

Aquilla J. Dyess

Born: Jan 11, 1909

Death: Feb 2, 1944

Birthplace: Andersonville

Nationality: United States

Aquilla J. Dyess

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1909
Date of Death : Feb 2, 1944
Birth Place : Andersonville

Lieutenant Colonel Aquilla James "Jimmie" Dyess was a United States Marine Corps officer who was a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life" at the head of his troops during World War II, in the Battle of Kwajalein, on Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands on February 2, 1944.

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  • Aquilla James Dyess
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