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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

Paul Frederick Straub

  • Rank: Major Surgeon
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    36th Infantry,
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 21, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Alos Zambales, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Voluntarily exposed himself to a hot fire from the enemy in repelling with pistol fire an insurgent attack and at great risk of his own life went under fire to the rescue of a wounded officer and carried him to a place of safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient Paul F. Straub
Medal of Honor Recipient Paul F. Straub
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 3, 1906
    Presented by President Theodore Roosevelt
  • Born: July 3, 1865, Vohrenbach, Baden, Germany
  • Died: November 25, 1937, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, IA, United States

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