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George Evans Stewart
Born (1872-08-02)August 2, 1872
Died March 2, 1946(1946-03-02) (aged 73)
Place of birth New South Wales
Place of death Portland, Texas
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service 1896 - 1931
Rank Colonel
Unit 19th Infantry Regiment
Commands held 339th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Philippine-American War, World War I, North Russia Intervention, Polar Bear Expedition
Awards Medal of Honor

George Evans Stewart (August 2, 1872–March 2, 1946) was an officer in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War.[1]

BiographyEdit

George Evans was born in New South Wales, Australia August 2, 1872.[2]

He died March 2, 1946 in Portland, Texas and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His grave can be found in section 2, lot 3408-A-RH.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Passi, Island of Panay, Philippine Islands, November 26, 1899. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New South Wales. Date of issue: June 26, 1900.

Citation:

While crossing a river in face of the enemy, this officer plunged in and at the imminent risk of his own life saved from drowning an enlisted man of his regiment.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 ""GEORGE E. STEWART" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Philippine-American War. United States Army Center of Military History. 23 July 2013. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/philippine.html. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "George E. Stewart". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7885756. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 

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