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First Name: George

Last Name: Mallon

Birthplace: Ogden, KS, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Minneapolis, MN
Middle Name: H.

Date of Birth: 15 June 1877

Date of Death: 02 August 1934

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
George H. Mallon

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


George H. Mallon

Captain, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

Captain George H. Mallon (15 June 1877 - 2 August 1934) 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: Captain, U.S. Army, 132d Infantry, 33rd Division.

Place and date: In the Bois-de-Forges, France, 26 September 1918.

Citation: Becoming separated from the balance of his company because of a fog, Capt. Mallon, with 9 soldiers, pushed forward and attacked 9 active hostile machineguns, capturing all of them without the loss of a man. Continuing on through the woods, he led his men in attacking a battery of four 155-millimeter howitzers, which were in action, rushing the position and capturing the battery and its crew. In this encounter Capt. Mallon personally attacked 1 of the enemy with his fists. Later, when the party came upon 2 more machineguns, this officer sent men to the flanks while he rushed forward directly in the face of the fire and silenced the guns, being the first one of the party to reach the nest. The exceptional gallantry and determination displayed by Capt. Mallon resulted in the capture of 100 prisoners, 11 machineguns, four 155-millimeter howitzers and 1 antiaircraft gun.

Death and Burial

Captain George H. Mallon died on 2 August 1934. He is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Honoree ID: 1792   Created by: MHOH




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