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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

Charles Cawetzka

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F, 30th Infantry,
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 23, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Sariaya, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Singlehanded he defended a disabled comrade against a greatly superior force of the enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles Cawetzka
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles Cawetzka
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 14, 1902
  • Born: March 1, 1877, Detroit, Wayne County, MI, United States
  • Died: October 23, 1951
  • Buried: Romulus Cemetery (PM), Romulus, MI, United States

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