George C. Shaw

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George Clymer Shaw
George C. Shaw.jpg
Born(1866-03-06)March 6, 1866
Pontiac, Michigan
DiedFebruary 10, 1960(1960-02-10) (aged 93)
Place of burial
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchEmblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service1898 - 1930
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Unit27th U.S. Infantry
Battles/warsPhilippine-American War
World War I
AwardsMedal of Honor
Silver Star

George Clymer Shaw (March 6, 1866 – February 10, 1960) was a Brigadier General in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War.

Shaw joined the Army from Washington, D.C. in May 1898, and retired in March 1930.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 27th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Pitacus, Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, May 4, 1903. Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Birth: Pontiac, Mich. Date of issue: June 9, 1904.


For distinguished gallantry in leading the assault and, under a heavy fire from the enemy, maintaining alone his position on the parapet after the first 3 men who followed him there had been killed or wounded, until a foothold was gained by others and the capture of the place assured.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Official Army Register for 1931
  • ""SHAW, GEORGE C." entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Philippine-American War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2008-04-21.