George W. Wallace

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George Weed Wallace
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Wallace's headstone at San Francisco National Cemetery
Born (1872-05-25)May 25, 1872
Fort Riley, Kansas
Died May 22, 1946(1946-05-22) (aged 73)
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 9th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

George Weed Wallace (May 25, 1872 – May 22, 1946) was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War. Wallace rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is buried at San Francisco National Cemetery.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 9th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Tinuba, Luzon, Philippine Islands, March 4, 1900. Entered service at: Denver, Colo. Birth: Fort Riley, Kans. Date of issue: June 25, 1900.

Citation:

With another officer and a native Filipino, was shot at from an ambush, the other officer falling severely wounded. 2d Lt. Wallace fired in the direction of the enemy, put them to rout, removed the wounded officer from the path, returned to the town, a mile distant, and summoned assistance from his command.

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