Harold A. Furlong
|Harold Arthur Furlong|
Medal of Honor
August 1, 1895|
|Died||July 27, 1987(aged 91)|
|Place of burial||Oak Hill Cemetery, Pontiac, Michigan|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Harold Arthur Furlong (August 1, 1895—July 27, 1987) was a United States Army First Lieutenant and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in France during World War I. After earning the Medal of Honor, he joined the Michigan National Guard, retiring in May 1946.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 353d Infantry, 89th Division. Place and date: Near Bantheville, France, 1 November 1918. Entered service at: Detroit, Mich. Birth: Pontiac, Mich. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919:
Citation: Immediately after the opening of the attack in the Bois-de-Bantheville, when his company was held up by severe machinegun fire from the front, which killed his company commander and several soldiers, 1st. Lt. Furlong moved out in advance of the line with great courage and coolness, crossing an open space several hundred yards wide. Taking up a position behind the line of the machineguns, he closed in on them, one at a time, killing a number of the enemy with his rifle, putting 4 machinegun nests out of action, and driving 20 German prisoners into our lines.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Medal of Honor recipients". World War I War Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
- Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs