George H. Mallon

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George H. Mallon
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George Mallon
Born (1877-06-15)June 15, 1877
Ogden, Kansas
Died August 2, 1934(1934-08-02) (aged 57)
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Place of burial Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1917 - 1919
Rank Captain
Unit 132nd Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor
Purple Heart

George H. Mallon (June 15, 1877 – August 2, 1934) was an officer in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I.

Biography[edit]

Mallon was born in Ogden, Kansas on June 15, 1877. He was commissioned as a Captain in August 1917, and honorably discharged in June 1919.[1] Mallon died August 2, 1934, and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Awards[edit]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, 132d Infantry, 33d Division. Place and date: In the Bois-de-Forges, France, 26 September 1918. Entered service at: Minneapolis, Minn. Born: 15 June 1877 Ogden, Kans. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.

Citation:

Becoming separated from the balance of his company because of a fog, Capt. Mallon, with 9 soldiers, pushed forward and attacked 9 active hostile machineguns, capturing all of them without the loss of a man. Continuing on through the woods, he led his men in attacking a battery of four 155-millimeter howitzers, which were in action, rushing the position and capturing the battery and its crew. In this encounter Capt. Mallon personally attacked 1 of the enemy with his fists. Later, when the party came upon 2 more machineguns, this officer sent men to the flanks while he rushed forward directly in the face of the fire and silenced the guns, being the first one of the party to reach the nest. The exceptional gallantry and determination displayed by Capt. Mallon resulted in the capture of 100 prisoners, 11 machineguns, four 155-millimeter howitzers and 1 antiaircraft gun.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Army Register, 1933
  2. ^ "MALLON, GEORGE H.". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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