George W. Wallace
|George Weed Wallace|
Wallace's headstone at San Francisco National Cemetery
May 25, 1872|
Fort Riley, Kansas
|Died||May 22, 1946(aged 73)|
|Place of burial||San Francisco National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||9th U.S. Infantry|
|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
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.
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.
- ""WALLACE, GEORGE W." entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Philippine-American War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
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