|George W. Biegler|
|Born||May 31, 1868|
|Died||April 2, 1929(aged 59)|
|Place of birth||Terre Haute, Indiana|
|Place of death||San Francisco, California|
|Place of burial||Hollywood, California|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
B Company, 159th Indiana Volunteers|
Company G, 28th Volunteer Infantry
Pancho Villa Expedition
World War I
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
George Biegler was born May 31, 1868 in Terre Haute, Indiana and also entered the United States Army from the same location.
He was serving as a Captain with the 28th Infantry (U.S. Volunteers) near Loac, Luzon, Philippines on October 21, 1900, the date of his Medal of Honor action. His citation was issued on March 11, 1902. However, some accounts indicate that the award was not presented to Biegler until October 17, 1927 by then-Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis.
Biegler died at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco, California and was buried in Hollywood, California. His funeral service was held on April 7, 1929 at the post Chapel at the Presidio of San Francisco. His grave can be found in Section 6, Lot 170.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and Organization: Captain, 28th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and Date: Near Loac, Luzon, Philippine Islands, October 21, 1900. Entered Service At: Terre Haute, Ind. Birth: Terre Haute, Ind. Date of Issue: March 11, 1902.
With but 19 men resisted and at close quarters defeated 300 of the enemy.
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
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- "Company B, 159th Indianaat www.spanamwar.com Spanamwar". http://www.spanamwar.com/159IndCoB.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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- "Photo of Grave site of MOH Recipient George Wesley Biegler at www.homeofheroes.com Home of Heroes". http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_af/biegler_george_ca.html. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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