Gedeon, Louis, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Primary Unit
1899-1902, HHC, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1899 - 1900

Sergeant


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One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1878
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Pittsburgh
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Oct 11, 1950
 
Location of Interment
U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery - Washington, District Of Columbia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section O-25

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Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Sergeant in the US Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in Company G, 19th US Infantry for action at Mount Amia, Cebu, Philippine Islands on February 4, 1900. His citation reads "Singlehanded defended his mortally wounded captain from an overwhelming force of the enemy."


Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Louis Gedeon, United States Army, for most distinguished gallantry on 4 February 1900, while serving with Company G, 19th U.S. Infantry, in action at Mount Amia, Cebu, Philippine Islands.

Single-handed, Private Gedeon defended his mortally wounded captain from an overwhelming force of the enemy.

General Orders: Date of Issue: March 10, 1902
Action Date: 4-Feb-00
Service: Army
Rank: Private
Company: Company G
Regiment: 19th US Infantry
   
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 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment
  1899-1902, HHC, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1899-1900 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
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