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Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz) - U.S. Army

Julien Edmund Gaujot

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)
  • Unit/Command:
    Troop K,
    1st U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 13, 1911
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Agua Prieta, Mexico

Crossed the field of fire to obtain the permission of the rebel commander to receive the surrender of the surrounded forces of Mexican Federals and escort such forces, together with five Americans held as prisoners, to the American line.

Medal of Honor Recipient Julien E. Gaujot
Medal of Honor Recipient Julien E. Gaujot
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 23, 1912

    The White House, presented by Pres. William H. Taft

  • Born: October 22, 1874, Keweenaw County, MI, United States
  • Died: April 7, 1938
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (6-8423-NH), Arlington, VA, United States

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