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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 20/11/1872 Denmark.  d. 26/12/1945 Retsil, Washington.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/05/1899 San Miguel de Mayumo, Philippines.

 

Philippine Insurrection Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Private in Company D, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry at San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands on May 13, 1899. He was issued his award on June 6, 1906.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

With 11 other scouts, without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy, who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WASHNGTON VETERANS HOME CEMETERY, RETSIL, WASHINGTON.

Section 60, Lot 5

 

Gotfred Jensen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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