Paul F. Straub

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Paul F. Straub
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Paul F. Straub, Medal of Honor recipient
Born (1865-07-03)July 3, 1865
Baden, Germany
Died November 25, 1937(1937-11-25) (aged 72)
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1892 - 1919
Rank Colonel
Unit 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Army Medical Corps
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

Paul Frederick Straub was a Surgeon in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War.

He also worked in the Office of the Surgeon General; his papers from his time there can be found at the National Library of Medicine.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Surgeon. 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Alos, Zambales, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 21, 1899. Entered service at: Iowa. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: October 6, 1906.


Voluntarily exposed himself to a hot fire from the enemy in repelling with pistol fire an insurgent attack and at great risk of his own life went under fire to the rescue of a wounded officer and carried him to a place of safety.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Army Medical Library Director's Correspondence 1918-1932". National Library of Medicine. 
  2. ^ "PAUL F. STRAUB". 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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