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George M. Shelton
Born (1877-12-23)December 23, 1877
Died January 18, 1949(1949-01-18) (aged 71)
Place of birth Brownwood, Texas
Place of death San Francisco, California
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Major
Unit Company I, 23d U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

George Matthew Shelton (December 23, 1877 – January 18, 1949) was a soldier in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War.

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Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 23d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At La Paz, Leyte, Philippine Islands, April 26, 1900. Entered service at: Billington, Tex. Birth: Brownwood, Tex. Date of issue: March 10, 1902.


Advanced alone under heavy fire of the enemy and rescued a wounded comrade.

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