THE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Coolidge's Week: Oct. 20, 1924

¶ President Coolidge issued an executive order waiving the civil service examination necessary to give a position in the post office at St. Louis to one Michael B. Ellis. The reason: Ellis—formerly Sergeant Ellis—had received, after the War, a Congressional Medal of Honor with this citation:

". . . for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy near Exermont, France, Oct. 5, 1918, while serving with Company C, 28th Infantry, First Division.

"During the entire day's engagement, he operated far in advance of the first...

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