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World War I - U.S. Navy

Alexander Gordon Lyle

  • Rank: Lieutenant Commander (Highest Rank: Vice Admiral)
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Dental Corps, attached to 5th Regiment Marines,
    U.S. Marines
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 23, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: the French Front, France

For extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with the 5th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps. Under heavy shellfire, 23 April 1918, on the French front, Lt. Comdr. Lyle rushed to the assistance of Cpl. Thomas Regan, who was seriously wounded, and administered such effective surgical aid while bombardment was still continuing as to save the life of Cpl. Regan.

Medal of Honor Recipient Alexander G. Lyle
Medal of Honor Recipient Alexander G. Lyle
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 11, 1919
  • Born: November 12, 1889, Gloucester, Essex County, MA, United States
  • Died: July 15, 1955
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (2-1114-1), Arlington, VA, United States

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