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SHAW, GEORGE

shaw george c

For distinguished gallantry in leading the assault and, under a heavy fire from the enemy, maintaining alone his position on the parapet after the first three men who followed him there had been killed or wounded, until a foothold was gained by others and the capture of the place assured.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brigadier General) Company C, 27th U.S. Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Philippine Insurrections 1903 Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan

Citation

For distinguished gallantry in leading the assault and, under a heavy fire from the enemy, maintaining alone his position on the parapet after the first three men who followed him there had been killed or wounded, until a foothold was gained by others and the capture of the place assured.