05 April 2009

Medal of Honor: R. H. Von Schlick


Private, Company C, 9th US Infantry

Born: Germany
Died: 1 July 1941

Citation: Although previously wounded while carrying a wounded comrade to a place of safety, rejoined his command, which partly occupied an exposed position upon a dike [at Tientsin, China, on 13 July 1900], remaining there after his command had been withdrawn, singly keeping up the fire, and obliviously presenting himself as a conspicuous target until he was literally shot off his position by the enemy.

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