Colon, George, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Primary Unit
1918-1918, 0311, US Army/US Army/2nd Infantry Div
Service Years
1905 - 1918

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1884
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clayton, New York
Last Address
Clayton, New York

Casualty Date
Jul 24, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Oise-Aisne, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot A Row 29 Grave 01

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 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/E CoUS Army/US Army/2nd Infantry  Div
  1918-1918, 521, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
  1918-1918, 521, 2nd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5)/E Co
  1918-1918, 0311, US Army/US Army/2nd Infantry Div
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/Chateau- Thierry Sector
  1918-1918 World War I/Battle of Belleau Wood
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt George Colon was also awarded the Belgium Chevalier de l'Ordre de Leopold
   
Comments/Citation
 
Silver Star Citation
Awarded for actions during the World War I

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant George O. Colon (MCSN: 93462/117042), United States Marine Corps, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Colon distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company E, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in attacking, with nine others, a strong enemy machine gun nest of twenty guns in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, 13 June 1918.

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Action Date: June 13, 1918
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Sergeant
Company: Company E
Regiment: 5th Regiment (Marines)
Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces
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Second Silver Star
Silver Star Citation
Awarded for actions during the World War I

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D. 1918), Sergeant George O. Colon (MCSN: 93462/117042), United States Marine Corps, is cited by the Commanding General, SECOND DIVISION, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Colon distinguished himself while serving with the 16th Company, Fifth Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces at Chateau-Thierry, France, 6 June to 10 July 1918.

General Orders: Citation Orders, 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Action Date: June 6 - July 10, 1918
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Sergeant
Company: 16th Company
Regiment: Fifth Regiment (Marines)
Division: 2d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

 

   
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