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Otto A. Boehler
Born (1873-10-15)October 15, 1873
Died October 15, 1915(1915-10-15) (aged 42)
Place of birth Germany
Place of burial St. Mary's Catholic Church,
Breckenridge Minnesota
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Young's Scouts, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine–American War
Awards Medal of Honor,

Otto A. Boehler (October 15, 1873 – October 15, 1915) was a United States Army private who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine–American War.


Otto Boehler was born October 15, 1873 in Germany.

He was one of Young's Scouts, who received one of 6 Medals of Honor presented for members of Young's Scouts on May 16, 1899, led that day by Captain William E. Birkhimer of the 3rd US Artillery.

Private Boehler is buried in the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge Minnesota.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and Organization: Private, Company I, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry. Place and Date: Near San Isidro, Philippine Islands, May 16, 1899. Entered Service At: Wahpeton, N. Dak. Birth: Germany. Date of Issue: May 17, 1906.


With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.

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