Biegler, George Wesley, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Service Years
1889 - 1929


Lieutenant Colonel

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Biegler, George Wesley (MOH), LTC.
Contact Info
Home Town
Terre Haute, Indiana
Last Address
San Francisco, California

Date of Passing
Apr 02, 1929
Location of Interment
Hollywood Forever - Hollywood, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 6, Lot 170

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor Recipients
  1900, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1900, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the United States Army at Terra Haute, Indiana and was serving as a Captain with the 28th Infantry (U.S. Volunteers) near Loac, Luzon, Philippine Islands on October 21, 1900, the date of his Medal of Honor action. His citation was issued March 11, 1902 and reads: "With but 19 men resisted and at close quarters defeated 300 of the enemy." Later accounts stated that his award was not presented until October 17, 1927, when it was presented by then Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis. Biegler also served on the Mexican border in the search for Pancho Villa and in World War I. Biegler died at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco and was buried in Hollywood, California. His funeral service was held April 7, 1929 at the post Chapel, The Presidio, San Francisco.

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 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1902 Philippine - American War
  1916-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Pancho Villa Expedition (1916-1917)
  1918-1918 World War I
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