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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Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
From Month/Year
February / 1899
To Month/Year
June / 1913

Description
The Moro Rebellion (1899–1913) was an armed conflict between Moro indigenous ethnic groups and the United States military which took place in the southern Philippines but was unconnected to the Spanish–American War in 1898.

The word "Moro" is a term for ethnic Muslims who lived in the Southern Philippines, an area that includes Mindanao Jolo and the neighboring Sulu Archipelago.

After the American government informed the Moros that they would continue the old protectorate relationship that they had with Spain, the Moro Sulu Sultan rejected this and demanded that a new treaty be negotiated. The United States signed the Bates Treaty with the Moro Sulu Sultanate which guaranteed the Sultanate's autonomy in its internal affairs and governance while America dealt with its foreign relations, in order to keep the Moros out of the Philippine–American War. Once the Americans subdued the northern Filipinos, the Bates Treaty with the Moros was violated by the Americans and they invaded Moroland.

After the war in 1915, the Americans imposed the Carpenter Treaty on Sulu.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
February / 1899
To Month/Year
June / 1913
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  • Blanton, Osie, Pvt, (1905-1908)
  • Bruzelius, Ernst Andreas, REGTL SGT MAJ, (1890-1915)
  • Cain, John Valentine, BN SGT MAJ, (1887-1912)
  • Crean, Arthur B., 1LT, (1897-1920)
  • Fink, Thomas Jefferson, M/Sgt, (1893-1921)
  • Fort, Guy Osborne, BG, (1899-1942)
  • Gerth, William Francis, CPT, (1898-1921)
  • Hunt, Irvin Leland, COL, (1895-1933)
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