Remembering a World War II Hero from Chester

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Image of the Congressional Medal of Honor via History.com.

Chester native Bill Reese, who died in the Battle of Troina in Italy during World Word II, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, writes Mark Dixon for Main Line Today.

Reese was honored for singlehandedly attacking a German machine-gun nest in August 1943.

“Despite a heavy concentration of enemy machine-gun, mortar, and artillery fire, he continued to inflict casualties upon the enemy until he was killed,” said the official report.

Four months after he died, his family was notified that he had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his brave actions.

Read more about the Delaware County hero in Main Line Today by clicking here.

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