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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 12/02/1870 Flintville, Wisconsin.  d. 24/05/1948 Portland, Oregon.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/05/1899 San Isidro, Philippines.

 

Marcus Robertson enlisted in the United States Army from Hood River, Oregon in May 1898, and by May 16, 1899 was serving as a private in Company B of the 2nd Oregon Volunteer Infantry Regiment as part of Young's Scouts. On that day, near San Isidro in the Philippines, Private Robertson helped to rout a large enemy force despite being greatly outnumbered. For his actions, he was presented with the Medal of Honor on April 28, 1906. He later rose to the rank of stable Sergeant and served in France during World War I.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: PINE GROVE CEMETERY, HOOD RIVER, OREGON.

Section 1, Lot 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marcus William Robertson

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