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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

George Franklin Shiels

  • Rank: Major Surgeon
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 25, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: at Tuliahan River, Philippine Islands
Voluntarily exposed himself to the fire of the enemy and went with four men to the relief of two native Filipinos lying wounded about 150 yards in front of the lines and personally carried one of them to a place of safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient George F. Shiels
Medal of Honor Recipient George F. Shiels
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 22, 1906
  • Born: April 13, 1863, CA, United States
  • Died: October 26, 1943, Palo Alto, CA, United States
  • Buried: Cypress Lawn Cemetery (Cypress Mound-776), Colma, CA, United States

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