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b. 09/12/1862 Hoboken, New Jersey. d. 27/03/1942 Boston, Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/07/1900 Tientsin, China.

 

Andre Walker Brewster was born on December 9, 1862 in Hoboken, New Jersey, during the American Civil War. He was commissioned in the Army in January 1885 and served in "frontier duty" and the Spanish–American War.

 

For his actions during the Boxer Rebellion on July 13, 1900 in Tientsin, China, while a Captain with the 9th U.S Infantry, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 15, 1903.

 

During World War I, from June 1917 to September 1919, he served in France as Inspector General of General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Force (AEF).

 

Brewster's last command was the I Corps area in Boston, Massachusetts. He retired in 1925 with the rank of major general.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While under fire rescued 2 of his men from drowning.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 2, Grave 1130

Andre Walker Brewster

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