Luther Edward Ellis
Captain, United States Army
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
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.