Marcus W. Robertson

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Marcus William Robertson
Born (1870-02-12)February 12, 1870
Flintville, Wisconsin
Died May 24, 1948(1948-05-24) (aged 78)
Portland, Oregon
Place of burial Pine Grove Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 2nd Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

Marcus William Robertson (February 12, 1870 – May 24, 1948) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions on the Philippine-American War.

Marcus Robertson enlisted in the United States Army from Hood River, Oregon in May 1898, and by May 16, 1899 was serving as a private in Company B of the 2nd Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment. On that day, near San Isidro in the Philippines, Private Robertson helped to rout a large enemy force despite being greatly outnumbered. For his actions, he was presented with the Medal of Honor on April 28, 1906. He later rose to the rank of stable Sergeant and served in France during World War I.

He died at age 78 and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hood River, Oregon.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 2d Oregon Volunteer Infantry. Place and date: Near San Isidro, Philippine Islands, May 16, 1899. Entered service at: Hood River, Oreg. Birth: Flintville, Wisconsin Date of issue: April 28, 1906.

With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.[2]

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  1. ^ "Marcus W. Robertson". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Medal of Honor recipients - Philippine Insurrection". United States Army Center of Military History. 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 

External links[edit]

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