Edward E. Lyon
|Edward Eugene Lyon|
August 8, 1871|
|Died||November 18, 1931
|Place of burial||Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, California|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Young's Scouts, 2nd Oregon Volunteer Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
|Other work||Police Officer|
Edward Eugene Lyon (August 8, 1871 – November 18, 1931) was a United States Army private received the Medal of Honor for actions on May 13, 1899 during the Philippine–American War. Private Lyon was part of the Young's Scouts, 2nd Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He later became a police sergeant.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and Organization: Private, Company B, 2d Oregon Volunteer Infantry. Place and Date: At San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, May 13, 1899. Entered Service At: Amboy, Wash. Birth: Hixton, Wis. Date of Issue: January 24, 1906.
With 11 other scouts, without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy, who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.
Picture of Edward Lyon (left) and Marcus W. Robertson (right) in Manila, Philippines
- "Medal of Honor citation". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "Medal of Honor citation". Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "2nd Oregon at www.spanamwar.com". Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- "Photo of Grave site of MOH Recipient Edward Eugene Lyon at www.homeofheroes.com Gravesite". Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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