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George W. Biegler
Born (1868-05-31)May 31, 1868
Died April 2, 1929(1929-04-02) (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
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Commands held B Company, 159th Indiana Volunteers
Company G, 28th Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
Philippine–American War
Pancho Villa Expedition
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

George Wesley Biegler [1] (May 31, 1869 – April 2, 1929) was a United States Army Captain who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine–American War on October 21, 1900.

BiographyEdit

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 also served on the Mexican border in the search for Pancho Villa and in World War I and eventually obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

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.

Citation:

With but 19 men resisted and at close quarters defeated 300 of the enemy.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. [1]
  2. "Medal of Honor recipients". Philippine Insurrection Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/philippine.html. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 

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