George Frederick Mager

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George Frederick Mager
Born (1875-02-23)February 23, 1875
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Died April 12, 1938(1938-04-12) (aged 63)
Place of burial Greenwood Cemetery Trenton, New Jersey
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Apprentice First Class
Unit U.S.S. Marblehead
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

George Frederick Mager (February 23, 1875- April 12, 1938) was an apprentice first class serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Mager was born February 23, 1875 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Marblehead as an apprentice first class.[1]

He died on April 12, 1938 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery Trenton, New Jersey.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 23 February 1875, Philipsburg, N.J. Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Mager displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "War with Spain; Mager, George Frederick entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ "George Frederick Mager". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 

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