Furlong, Harold Arthur, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
National Guard Bureau
Last Primary MOS
00G1-Army General Officer (G1)
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry
Service Years
1917 - 1946

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Colonel



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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1895
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Furlong, Harold Arthur (MOH), COL USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Pontiac, Michigan
Last Address
Pontiac, Michigan

Date of Passing
Jul 27, 1987
 
Location of Interment
Oak Hill Cemetery - Pontiac, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

 Official Badges 

Army National Guard Retired


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 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of HonorLegion Of Valor
  1918, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1918, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1920, Legion Of Valor - Assoc. Page


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Last Known Activity

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Furlong served as a First Lieutenant, United States Army, 353d Infantry, 89th Division. He was awarded his medal for service Near Bantheville, France, on November 1, 1918. His citation reads-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 machine guns, he closed in on them, one at a time, killing a number of the enemy with his rifle, putting 4 machine gun nests out of action, and driving 20 German prisoners into our lines.

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 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry
  1917-1918, 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/St. Mihiel Campaign
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