Mallon, George H. (MOH), CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 33rd Infantry Division
Service Years
1917 - 1918

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1877
 
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Ogden
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Date of Passing
Aug 02, 1934
 
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George H. Mallon (June 15, 1877 ?? August 2, 1934) was an officer in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the World War I.

Biography
Mallon was born in Ogden, Kansas in June 15, 1877 and died August 2, 1934. He is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, 132d Infantry, 33d Division. Place and date: In the Bois-de-Forges, France, 26 September 1918. Entered service at: Minneapolis, Minn. Born: 15 June 1877 Ogden, Kans. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.

Citation: Becoming separated from the balance of his company because of a fog, Capt. Mallon, with 9 soldiers, pushed forward and attacked 9 active hostile machineguns, capturing all of them without the loss of a man. Continuing on through the woods, he led his men in attacking a battery of four 155-millimeter howitzers, which were in action, rushing the position and capturing the battery and its crew. In this encounter Capt. Mallon personally attacked 1 of the enemy with his fists. Later, when the party came upon 2 more machineguns, this officer sent men to the flanks while he rushed forward directly in the face of the fire and silenced the guns, being the first one of the party to reach the nest. The exceptional gallantry and determination displayed by Capt. Mallon resulted in the capture of 100 prisoners, 11 machineguns, four 155-millimeter howitzers and 1 antiaircraft gun.

   
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