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Allen James Greer
Born (1878-08-11)August 11, 1878
Died March 16, 1964(1964-03-16) (aged 85)
Place of birth Memphis, Tennessee
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 4th U. S. Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Allen James Greer was a Second Lieutenant, in the United States Army, 4th U. S. Infantry when he received the Medal of Honor for actions near Majada, Laguna Province, Philippine Islands, July 2, 1901. The date of issue was March 10, 1902.

BiographyEdit

Allen Greer was born August 11, 1878 in Memphis, Tennessee and entered the United States Army in Memphis, Tennessee.

Greer is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 1, Lot 701-B.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 4th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Near Majada, Laguna Province, Philippine Islands, July 2, 1901. Entered service at: Memphis, Tenn. Birth: Memphis, Tenn. Date of issue: March 10, 1902.

Citation:

Charged alone an insurgent outpost with his pistol, killing 1, wounding 2, and capturing 3 insurgents with their rifles and equipment.[2]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Allen J. Greer". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6221969. Retrieved 2007-11-23. 
  2. "Medal of Honor recipients Philippine Insurrection". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100612003625/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/philippine.html. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 

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