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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 12/08/1867 Dayton, Ohio. d. 14/12/1944 Dayton, Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/05/1902 Philippines.

 

He served as a Colonel on the staff of Ohio Governor William McKinley. During the Spanish-American War, he served as a Corporal in Company G, Third Regiment, Ohio National Guard, and later a Captain in the Ninth Regiment (Immunes), U.S. Volunteer Infantry. He served as a Captain during the Philippine-American War in the Twenty-eighth Regiment, U.S. Volunteer Infantry, under Col. William E. Birkhimer. After receiving his commission in the regular army as a Lieutenant, he served again in the Philippines with the Twenty-seventh U.S. Infantry under then-Captain John J. Pershing.

 

After twice failing the professional examination required for promotion to captain, in 1909 and 1910, he was honorably discharged from the army in June 1910. He never married.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Crossed a fire-swept field, in close range of the enemy, and brought a wounded soldier to a place of shelter.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAND CEMETERY, DAYTON, OHIO.

Section 101, Lot 1420

 

Charles Goodwin Bickham

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