Ernest Nelson Chennault

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Dallas, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A 1ST LIEUTENANT AND AS A LEADER OF A COMBAT ENGINEER PLATOON OF THE FIFTH ENGINEER BATTALION, FIFTH MARINE DIVISION, ATTACHED TO COMPANY H, THIRD BATTALION, TWENTY-SIXTH MARINES, IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES ON IWO JIMA, VOLCANO ISLANDS, DURING 1945. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION.