Carl Gamborg-Andresen

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Carl Gamborg-Andresen
Born (1866-03-10)March 10, 1866
Norway
Died March 4, 1936(1936-03-04) (aged 69)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
Awards Marine Corps Brevet Medal

Carl Gamborg-Andresen (March 10, 1866 – March 4, 1936) was a Norwegian-born American military officer serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Boxer Rebellion who was one of 23 Marine Corps officers approved to receive the Marine Corps Brevet Medal for bravery. [1]

Carl Gamborg-Andresen was born in Norway and emigrated to the United States. In 1904 he married Constance Janette Stowell (1883–1943) in Sitka, Alaska.[2] He retired as a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps during 1925, with more than 30 years of service. He died in 1936 in Seattle, Washington and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[3]

Presidential citation

Citation

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Marine Corps Brevet Medal to Carl Gamborg-Andresen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished conduct and public service in the presence of the enemy near Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900. On 28 March 1901, appointed Captain, by brevet.[4]

References

Specific
  1. ^ U.S. Marines in the Boxer Rebellion (Trevor K. Plante. Prologue, Winter 1999, Vol. 31, No. 4)
  2. ^ Constance Janette Stowell (Sitka History, DAR - Founding Members)
  3. ^ Marine Corps Brevet Medal (Military Times)
  4. ^ Sterner, C. Douglas. "U.S. Marine Corps Recipients of the Brevet Medal" (MS Word). Home of Heroes. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
General
  • John E. Lelle SgtMaj. USMC (Ret) (1988). The Brevet Medal. Quest Publishing Co. ISBN 0-915779-02-1. 
  • "Marine Corps Officers: 1798 to 1900". Naval Historical Center. 2006-04-06. Archived from the original on 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  • Edward S. Haynes (May 1972). "The United States Marine Corps Brevet Medal and Its Recipients". The Collector. 23 (5). 
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