|Born||March 1, 1877|
|Died||October 23, 1927(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|
|Unit||Company F., 30th Infantry, U. S. Volunteers|
|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.
Single-handed, he defended a disabled comrade against a greatly superior force of the enemy.
- ↑ "Charles Cawetzka, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/philippine.html. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
- "Charles Cawetzka". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7267253. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
- "Charles Cawetzka, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/philippine.html. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
- "Charles Cawetzka". Medal of Honor Resting Places. Waymarking.com. 2006-11-05. http://www.waymarking.com/wm/details.aspx?f=1&guid=d5f268bc-ec6e-4ad9-8a5c-355bef49c25d. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
- "MOH Citation for Charles Cawetzka". C. Douglas Sterner. http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_1900_wars/pi_cawetzka.html. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
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