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First Name: George

Last Name: Berg

Birthplace: Mount Erie, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Francis

Date of Birth: 02 December 1868

Date of Death: 27 November 1945

Rank: Private

Years Served:
George Francis Berg

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


George Francis Berg

Private, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Private George Francis Berg (2 December 1868 - 27 November 1945) 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 the Spanish-American War.

George Francis Berg was born 2 December 1868 in Mount Erie, IL, and after entering the Army, he was sent to fight with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry in the Spanish-American War.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry

Place and date: El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire of the enemy.

Death and Burial

Private George Francis Berg died on 27 November 1945. He is buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in South Portland, ME.

Honoree ID: 1854   Created by: MHOH




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