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George Francis Berg
Born (1868-12-02)December 2, 1868
Died November 27, 1945(1945-11-27) (aged 76)
Place of birth Mount Erie, Illinois
Place of burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery South Portland, Maine
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

George Francis Berg (December 2, 1868 - November 27, 1945) was an American soldier serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography

Berg was born December 2, 1868 in Mount Erie, Illinois. After entering the army, he was sent to fight with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry in the Spanish–American War.[1]

He died November 27, 1945 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery South Portland, Maine.[2]

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: ______. Birth: Wayne County, Ill. Date of issue: Unknown.

Citation:

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire of the enemy.[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "BERG, GEORGE". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  2. "George Berg". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7257271. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 

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