20 May 2007

Medal of Honor: A. A. M. and J. E. V. Gaujot


Corporal, Company M, 27th Infantry, US Volunteers

Born: 12 December 1878, Eagle Harbor Township, Keweenaw County, Michigan
Died: 14 April 1936, Williamson, West Virginia

Citation: Attempted under a heavy fire of the enemy to swim a river [at San Mateo, Philippine Islands, 19 December 1899] for the purpose of obtaining and returning with a canoe.


Captain, Troop K, 1st US Cavalry

Born: 22 October 1874, Eagle Harbor Township, Keweenaw County, Michigan
Died: 7 April 1938, Williamson, West Virginia

Citation: Crossed the field of fire [at Aqua Prieta, Mexico, 13 April 1911] to obtain the permission of the rebel commander to receive the surrender of the surrounded forces of Mexican Federals and escort such forces, together with 5 Americans held as prisoners, to the American line.

Note: One of eight sets of brothers to receive the Medal of Honor, and the only pair to receive medals for service in different wars.

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