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World War I - U.S. Army

Phillip Carl Katz

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C, 363d Infantry,
    91st Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 26, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Eclisfontaine, France
After his company had withdrawn for a distance of 200 yards on a line with the units on its flanks, Sgt. Katz learned that one of his comrades had been left wounded in an exposed position at the point from which the withdrawal had taken place. Voluntarily crossing an area swept by heavy machine-gun fire, he advanced to where the wounded soldier lay and carried him to a place of safety.
Medal of Honor Recipient Phillip C. Katz
Medal of Honor Recipient Phillip C. Katz
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 1, 1919
    France, by Gen. John J. Pershing
  • Born: December 12, 1889, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, United States
  • Died: October 29, 1987, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Buried: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery (C-7), Colma, CA, United States

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