George E. Stewart

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George Evans Stewart
George Evans Stewart in 1919.jpg
Stewart in 1919 in Arkhangelsk
Born (1872-08-02)August 2, 1872
New South Wales
Died March 2, 1946(1946-03-02) (aged 73)
Portland, Texas
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1896 - 1931
Rank Colonel
Unit 19th Infantry Regiment
Commands held 339th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Philippine-American War, World War I, North Russia Intervention, Polar Bear Expedition
Awards Medal of Honor

George Evans Stewart (August 2, 1872 – March 2, 1946) was an officer in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War.

Stewart joined the Army from New York City in October 1896, and retired with the rank of Colonel in April 1931.[1]

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Passi, Island of Panay, Philippine Islands, November 26, 1899. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New South Wales. Date of issue: June 26, 1900.

Citation:

While crossing a river in face of the enemy, this officer plunged in and at the imminent risk of his own life saved from drowning an enlisted man of his regiment.

See also

References

  1. ^ Official Army Register, 1940

External links

  • "George E. Stewart". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  • Arlington National Cemetery


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