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
Not Specified
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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Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
From Month/Year
April / 1911
To Month/Year
June / 1919

Description
The Mexican Service Medal is an award of the United States military which was established by General Orders of the United States War Department on December 12, 1917. The Mexican Service Medal recognizes those service members who performed military service against Mexican forces between the dates of April 12, 1911 and June 16, 1919.

To be awarded the Mexican Service Medal, a service member was required to perform military duty during the time period of eligibility and in one of the following military engagements.

    Veracruz Expedition: April 21 to November 23, 1914
    Punitive Expedition into Mexico: March 14, 1916 to February 7, 1917
    Buena Vista, Mexico: December 1, 1917
    San Bernardino Canyon, Mexico: December 26, 1917
    La Grulla, Texas: January 8 – January 9, 1918
    Pilares, Chihuahua: March 28, 1918
    Nogales, Arizona: November 1–26, 1915, or August 27, 1918
    El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: June 15 – June 16, 1919

The United States Navy issued the Mexican Service Medal to members of the Navy and Marines who participated in any of the above actions, as well as to service members who served aboard U.S. naval vessels patrolling Mexican waters between April 21 and November 26, 1914, or between March 14, 1916, and February 7, 1917.

The Mexican Service Medal was also awarded to any service member who was wounded or killed while participating in action any against hostile Mexican forces between April 12, 1911 and February 7, 1917.

Although a single decoration, both the Army and Navy issued two different versions of the Mexican Service Medal. The Army Mexican Service Medal displayed an engraving of a yucca plant, while the Navy version depicts the San Juan de Ulúa fortress in Veracruz harbor. Both medals displayed the annotation "1911 - 1917" on the bottom of the medal.

The Mexican Service Medal was a one time decoration and there were no service stars authorized for those who had participated in multiple engagements. For those Army members who had been cited for gallantry in combat, the Citation Star was authorized as a device to the Mexican Service Medal. There were no devices authorized for the Navy's version of the decoration.

A similar decoration, known as the Mexican Border Service Medal also existed for those who had performed support duty to Mexican combat expeditions from within the United States.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
April / 1911
To Month/Year
June / 1919
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  272 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bass, Harry Wesley, 1LT, (1917-1919)
  • Baylor, Bernard, MAJ, (1911-1953)
  • Dalbey, Josiah Tonet, BG, (1916-1952)
  • Dargue, Herbert Arthur, MG, (1911-1941)
  • Fink, Thomas Jefferson, M/Sgt, (1893-1921)
  • Gaul, Joseph Albert, Sgt, (1914-1920)
  • Hallyburton, Edgar Morrison, Sgt, (1909-1919)
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