George Berg

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George Francis Berg
Born (1868-12-02)December 2, 1868
Mount Erie, Illinois
Died November 27, 1945(1945-11-27) (aged 76)
Place of burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery South Portland, Maine
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Master Sergeant
Unit 17th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

George Francis Berg (December 2, 1868 - November 27, 1945) was an American soldier serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Berg was born December 2, 1868 in Mount Erie, Illinois. After entering the army, he was sent to fight with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry in the Spanish–American War.[1]

He died November 27, 1945 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery South Portland, Maine.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: ______. Birth: Wayne County, Ill. Date of issue: Unknown.

Citation:

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire of the enemy.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BERG, GEORGE". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "George Berg". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 

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