Johnston, Gordon, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1926-1926, Army War College (Staff)
Service Years
1898 - 1929

Cavalry

Colonel


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1874
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Charlotte

Date of Passing
Mar 08, 1934
 
Location of Interment
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Wound Chevron (1917-1932)


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MEDAL OF HONOR
 
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Signal Corps. Place and date: At Mount Bud Dajo, Jolo, Philippine Islands, 7 March 1906. Entered service at: Birmingham, Alabama. Born: 25 May 1874, Charlotte, North Carolina. Date of issue: 7 November 1910. G.O. No.: 207.
 
Citation:

Voluntarily took part in and was dangerously wounded during an assault on the enemy's works.

   
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Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

43d
Infantry, U.S. Volunteers

Date of Action:
February 1, 1900

General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1924 

Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gordon Johnston, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Palo, Leyte, Philippine Islands, February 1, 1900.

While in command of a small detachment of scouts Lieutenant Johnston displayed remarkable gallantry and leadership in charging a greatly superior force of entrenched insurgents in the face of cannon and rifle fire, driving the enemy from their position and capturing the town of Palo.

 

   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1898, Basic Training Waived (ARNG Pre WWII), E
 Unit Assignments
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CourseArmy War College (Staff)
  1918-1918, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1926-1926, Army War College (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War1
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of San Juan Hill
  1899-1913 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1911-1919 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 Meuse-Argonne Campaign/Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 1
 Colleges Attended 
Princeton University
  1892-1896, Princeton University
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