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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 11/08/1878 Memphis, Tennessee.   d. 16/03/1954 Orange County, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/07/1901 Majuda, Philippines.

 

Allen Greer was born August 11, 1878 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was commissioned in the Army in July 1898. During the Philippines Insurrection, he served as a Lieutenant, in the 4th US Infantry. On July 2, 1901, at Majada, Philippines, his unit was halted by a insurgent gun position. Lieutenant Greer charged the enemy post alone with a pistol, killed one, wounded two and captured three others with all their weapons. His Medal of Honor was issued on 10th March 1902. He retired with the rank of Colonel in 1940.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Charged alone an insurgent outpost with his pistol, killing 1, wounding 2, and capturing 3 insurgents with their rifles and equipment.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 1 Lot 701-B

Allen James Greer

GREER GREER GRAVE