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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

Edward Eugene Lyon

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    2d Oregon Volunteer Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 13, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands
With 11 other scouts without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy, who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward E. Lyon
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward E. Lyon
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Amboy, Clark County, Washington
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 24, 1906
  • Born: August 8, 1871, Hixton, Jackson County, WI, United States
  • Died: November 18, 1931, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Buried: Hollywood Cemetery (Columbarium W wall-6-5), Hollywood, CA, United States

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