George Clymer Shaw
Brigadier General, United States Army
in Pontiac, Michigan, on March 6, 1866, he earned the Medal of Honor while
serving in the Philippines Insurrection with the 27th United States Infantry
on May 4, 1903. The action for which he earned the Medal took place at
Fort Pitacus, Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippines.
He died on February 20, 1960 and was buried
with full military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
His wife, Ida Adams Shaw (August 24, 1867-February 13, 1946), is buried
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 27th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Pitacus, Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, 4 May 1903. Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Birth: Pontiac, Michigan. Date of issue: 9 June 1904.
For distinguished gallantry in leading the assault and, under a heavy fire from the enemy, maintaining alone his position on the parapet after the first 3 men who followed him there had been killed or wounded, until a foothold was gained by others and the capture of the place assured.
SHAW, GEORGE C
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/06/1866
DATE OF DEATH: 02/10/1960
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4247 W S
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SHAW, IDA A W/O GEORGE C
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