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George Clymer Shaw
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Born 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 with him.


George Clymer Shaw of Michigan
Appointed from Washington, D. C., First Lieutenant, D.C. Infantry, 16 May 1898
Honorably mustered out 20 November 1898
Second Lieutenant, 27th Volunteer Infnatry, 5 July 1899
First Lieutenant, 12 Sept 1899
Honorably mustered out 1 April 1901
First Lieutenant, 27th United States Infantry,  5 April 1902
SHAW, GEORGE C.

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. 

Citation:

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.

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SHAW, GEORGE C
B/GEN USA
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
DATE OF DEATH: 02/13/1946
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 4247
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF GC SHAW, BRIGADIER GEN U S ARMY RET

George Clymer Shaw Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins


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Updated: 22 December 2006
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GC Shaw Gravesite PHOTO April 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004