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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

George Wesley Biegler

Details
  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Volunteers,
    28th Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 21, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Loac, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Citation

With but 19 men resisted and at close quarters defeated 300 of the enemy.

Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Biegler
Medal of Honor Recipient George W. Biegler
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 11, 1902
  • Born: May 31, 1868, Terre Haute, Vigo County, IN, United States
  • Died: April 2, 1929, Presidio of San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Buried: The Hollywood Cemetery (6-170-3), Hollywood, CA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Mount Pleasant, SC
 

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