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First Name: Harold

Last Name: Furlong

Birthplace: Pontiac, MI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Detroit, MI
Middle Name: Arthur

Date of Birth: 01 August 1895

Date of Death: 27 July 1987

Rank: Colonel

Years Served:
Harold Arthur Furlong

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Harold Arthur Furlong

Colonel, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

Colonel Harold Arthur Furlong (1 August 1895 - 27 July 1987) was a U.S. Army officer who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during World War I.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division.

Place and date: Near Bantheville, France, 1 November 1918.

Citation: Immediately after the opening of the attack in the Bois-de-Bantheville, when his company was held up by severe machinegun fire from the front, which killed his company commander and several soldiers, 1st. Lt. Furlong moved out in advance of the line with great courage and coolness, crossing an open space several hundred yards wide. Taking up a position behind the line of the machineguns, he closed in on them, one at a time, killing a number of the enemy with his rifle, putting 4 machinegun nests out of action, and driving 20 German prisoners into our lines.

By the time he left the Army, Furlong had attained the rank of Colonel.

Death and Burial

Colonel Harold Arthur Furlong died on 27 July 1987 at age 91. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontiac, MI.

Honoree ID: 1761   Created by: MHOH




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