Louis Gedeon

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Louis Gedeon
Born (1877-09-19)September 19, 1877
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died October 11, 1950(1950-10-11) (aged 73)
United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company G, 19th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Philippine American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Louis Gedeon was a United States Army private who received the Medal of Honor on February 4, 1900. During the Philippine-American War. He later obtained the rank of Sergeant.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and Organization: Private, Company G, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and Date: At Mount Amia, Cebu, Philippine Islands, February 4, 1900. Entered Service At: Pittsburgh, Pa. Birth: Pittsburgh, Pa. Date of Issue: March 10, 1902.


Singlehanded, defended his mortally wounded captain from an overwhelming force of the enemy.[1]

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One of the main sources of information about the action was provided by then Corporal Benjamin Foulois, who later became an aviation pioneer and U.S. Army Major General who wrote a letter to Gedeon's Mother.


  1. ^ "Louis Gedeon, Medal of Honor recipient". Philippine Insurrection. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2007.