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First Name: Phillip

Last Name: Katz

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Francisco, CA
Middle Name: Carl

Date of Birth: 12 December 1889

Date of Death: 29 October 1987

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Phillip Carl Katz

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Phillip Carl Katz

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

Sergeant Phillip Carl Katz (12 December 1889 - 29 October 1987) was a U.S. Army soldier 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: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 363rd Infantry, 91st Division.

Place and date: Near Eclisfontaine, France, 26 September 1918.

Citation: After his company had withdrawn for a distance of 200 yards on a line with the units on its flanks, Sgt. Katz learned that one of his comrades had been left wounded in an exposed position at the point from which the withdrawal had taken place. Voluntarily crossing an area swept by heavy machinegun fire, he advanced to where the wounded soldier lay and carried him to a place of safety.

Medals and Awards

Medal of Honor
Croix de Guerre
Medaille Militaire

Death and Burial

Sergeant Phillip Carl Katz died on 29 October 1987. He is buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park,

Colma, CA.

Honoree ID: 1781   Created by: MHOH




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