George E. Stewart

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George Evans Stewart
George Evans Stewart in 1919.jpg
Stewart in 1919 in Arkhangelsk
Born(1872-08-02)August 2, 1872
New South Wales, Australia
DiedMarch 2, 1946(1946-03-02) (aged 73)
Portland, Texas
Place of burial
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1896–1931
RankColonel
Unit19th Infantry Regiment
Commands held339th Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsPhilippine-American War, World War I, North Russia Intervention, Polar Bear Expedition
AwardsMedal of Honor

George Evans Stewart (August 2, 1872 – March 2, 1946) was an officer in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War. He commanded the 339th Infantry Regiment (United States) in the 1918 Polar Bear Expedition in northern Russia.

Stewart joined the army from New York City in October 1896, and retired with the rank of colonel in April 1931.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Passi, Island of Panay, Philippine Islands, November 26, 1899. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New South Wales. Date of issue: June 26, 1900.

Citation:

While crossing a river in face of the enemy, this officer plunged in and at the imminent risk of his own life saved from drowning an enlisted man of his regiment.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Army Register, 1940
  • ""GEORGE E. STEWART" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Philippine-American War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2008-04-23.

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