Who was George E. Stewart?

Introduction

George Evans Stewart (02 August 1872 to 02 March 1946) was an officer in the United States Army and a Medal of Honour recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War.

Stewart at his headquarters in Arkhangelsk circa 1919.

Background

He later commanded the 339th Infantry Regiment and the American Expeditionary Force in northern Russia (refer to Allies Intervention in the Russia Civil War).

Stewart joined the army from New York City in October 1896, and retired with the rank of colonel in April 1931.

Medal of Honour Citation

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Passi, Island of Panay, Philippine Islands, November 26, 1899. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New South Wales. Date of issue: June 26, 1900.

Citation:

While crossing a river in face of the enemy, this officer plunged in and at the imminent risk of his own life saved from drowning an enlisted man of his regiment.

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