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Charles Cawetzka
Born (1877-03-01)March 1, 1877
Died October 23, 1927(1927-10-23) (aged 50)
Place of birth Detroit, Michigan
Place of death Romulus, Michigan
Place of burial Romulus Memorial Cemetery Romulus, Michigan
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Company F., 30th Infantry, U. S. Volunteers
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles Cawetzka (March 1, 1877 Detroit, Michigan- October 23, 1951) was a United States Army soldier received the Medal of Honor for actions on August 23, 1900 during the Philippine-American War. Private Cawetzka protected a wounded comrade from a "numerically superior enemy" Private Cawetzka is buried in Romulus Memorial Cemetery in Romulus, Michigan.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and Organization: Private, Company F, 30th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and Date: Near Sariaya, Luzon, Philippine Islands, August 23, 1900. Entered Service At: Wayne, Mich. Birth: Detroit, Mich. Date of Issue: March 14, 1902.

Citation:

Single-handed, he defended a disabled comrade against a greatly superior force of the enemy.[1]

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