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Julien Edmond Victor Gaujot
Colonel, United States Army
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Born at Keweenaw, Michigan, October 22, 1874, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Captain, Troop K, 1st United States Cavalry, at Aqua Prieta, Mexico, on April 13, 1911. The Medal was issued to him on November 23, 1915.

He remained in the Army, dying on April 7, 1938. He was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.



JE Jaugot PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of The Home of Heroes
GAUJOT, JULIEN E.

Rank and organization: Captain, Troop K, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Aqua Prieta, Mexico, 13 April 1911. Entered service at: Williamson, West Virginia. Birth: Keweenaw, Michigan. Date of issue: 23 November 1912. 

Citation:

Crossed the field of fire to obtain the permission of the rebel commander to receive the surrender of the surrounded forces of Mexican Federals and escort such forces, together with 5 Americans held as prisoners, to the American line.


Class of 1893; non-graduate, attended 1889-1890). Born 22 October 1874, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan. Died 7 April 1938, Radford, Virginia. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Brother of A. A. M. Gaujot. Offically listed as Julien E. Gaujot, he was Captain, commanding Troop K, 1st Cavalry when he won his medal at Aqua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, 13 April 1913. His medal was approved 23 November 1912 and awarded by President Taft at the White House the following month (one of the earliest of White House presentations). He retired from the Regular Army in 1934 with the rank of Colonel.

JE Gaujot Medal of Honor Ceremony PHOTO
Julien Edmond Victor Gaujot receiving the Medal of Honor from
President Taft at the White House, 1911



Julian E. Jaugot Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

JE Gaugot Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006

GAUJOT, JULIEN E
COL   US ARMY
MEXICAN BORDER, WORLD WAR I
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/22/1894
DATE OF DEATH: 04/07/1938
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 8423-NH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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