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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 01/08/1895 Pontiac, Michigan. d. 27/07/1987 Michigan.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/11/1918 Bantheville, France.

 

a United States Army First Lieutenant and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in France during World War I. After earning the Medal of Honor, he joined the Michigan National Guard, retiring in May 1946.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Immediately after the opening of the attack in the Bois-de-Bantheville, when his company was held up by severe machinegun fire from the front, which killed his company commander and several soldiers, 1st. Lt. Furlong moved out in advance of the line with great courage and coolness, crossing an open space several hundred yards wide. Taking up a position behind the line of the machineguns, he closed in on them, one at a time, killing a number of the enemy with his rifle, putting 4 machinegun nests out of action, and driving 20 German prisoners into our lines.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: OAK HILL CEMETERY, PONTIAC, MICHIGAN.

Lot 155, Block 2,Grave 3

 

Harold Arthur Furlong

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