Phillip C. Katz

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Phillip C. Katz
Born (1889-12-12)December 12, 1889
San Francisco, California
Died October 29, 1987(1987-10-29) (aged 97)
San Francisco, California
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 363rd Infantry, 91st Division
Awards Medal of Honor, Croix de Guerre, Médaille militaire

Phillip Carl Katz (December 12, 1889 – October 29, 1987) was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War I. He earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

  • Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 363d Infantry, 91st Division.
  • Place and date: Near Eclisfontaine, France, 26 September 1918.
  • Entered service at: San Francisco
  • Birth: San Francisco
  • General Orders No.16, War Department, 1919.


After his company had withdrawn for a distance of 200 yards on a line with the units on its flanks, Sgt. Katz learned that one of his comrades had been left wounded in an exposed position at the point from which the withdrawal had taken place. Voluntarily crossing an area swept by heavy machine gun fire, he advanced to where the wounded soldier lay and carried him to a place of safety.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ "Katz, Phillip C. entry". World War I Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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