|Born||June 23, 1889|
|Died||July 22, 1965(aged 76)|
|Place of birth||Sutton, Nebraska|
|Place of death||Portland, Oregon|
|Place of burial||Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Carpenter's Mate Third Class|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
He died July 22, 1965 and is buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Carpenter's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy. Place and date: Island of Basilan, Philippine Islands, 24 September 1911. Entered service at: Nebraska. Birth: Sutton, Nebr. G.O. No.: 138, 13 December 1911.
While attached to the U.S.S. Pampanga, Volz was one of a shore party moving in to capture Mundang, on the island of Basilan, Philippine Islands, on 24 September 1911. Investigating a group of nipa huts close to the trail, the advance scout party was suddenly taken under point-blank fire and rushed by approximately 20 enemy Moros attacking from inside the huts and other concealed positions. Volz responded instantly to calls for help and, finding all members of the scout party writhing on the ground but still fighting, he blazed his rifle into the outlaws with telling effect, destroying several of the Moros and assisting in the rout of the remainder. By his aggressive charging of the enemy under heavy fire and in the face of great odds, Volz contributed materially to the success of the engagement.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Jacob Volz". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8041642. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
- ""JACOB VOLZ" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Action Against Philippine Outlaws - 1911. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/aapo1911.html. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
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