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b. 15/10/1873 Germany. d. 15/10/1910 Minnesota.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/05/1899 San Isidro, Philippines.

 

Otto Boehler was born October 15, 1873 in Germany.

 

He was one of Young's Scouts, who received one of 6 Medals of Honor presented for members of Young's Scouts on May 16, 1899, led that day by Captain William E. Birkhimer of the 3rd US Artillery.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, BRECKENRIDGE, MINNESOTA.

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