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b. 31/05/1868 Terre Haute, Indiana. d. 02/04/1929 San Francisco, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION; 21/10/1900 Luzon, Philippines.

 

George Biegler was born May 31, 1868 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He joined the Indiana National Guard in 1889, and was mustered into service with the 159th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in April 1898. He mustered out the following November, and joined the 28th US Volunteer Infantry in July 1899.

 

He was serving as a Captain with the 28th US Volunteer Infantry near Loac, Luzon, Philippines on October 21, 1900, the date of his Medal of Honor action. His citation was issued on March 11, 1902. However, some accounts indicate that the award was not presented to Biegler until October 17, 1927 by then-Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis.

 

Biegler was commissioned in the regular army in February 1901,  and later served on the Mexican border in the search for Pancho Villa and in World War I. He later reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and served in the army until his death.

 

Biegler died at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco, California and was buried in Hollywood, California. His funeral service was held on April 7, 1929 at the post Chapel at the Presidio of San Francisco. His grave can be found in Section 6, Lot 170.

 

MOH CITATION;

 

With but 19 men resisted and at close quarters defeated 300 of the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION; PRESIDIO OF CALIFORNIA, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA.

Section 6, Lot 170, Grave 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Wesley Bieger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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