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 Julien Edmund Victor Gaujot

Julien Edmund Victor Gaujot

Birth
Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 7 Apr 1938 (aged 43)
Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 6, Lot 8423-NH map grid V/W 22.5
Memorial ID 22790 · View Source
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Mexican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army as Captain and commander of Troop K, 1st United States Cavalry regiment on the Mexican-US Border. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Aqua Prieta, Mexico, on April 13 1911. His citation reads “Crossed the field of fire 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”. His action was sparked by Mexican rebel attacks near Douglas, Arizona. American civilians there had been killed by gunfire from revolutionaries who were just over the Mexican-US border. Furious at this, he rode across the border into Mexico without permission to stop the attacks in American lives. His unauthorized entry into Mexico angered the Mexican government, and prompted General Leonard Wood to say that Capt. Gaujot’s efforts warranted “either a Medal of Honor or a court-martial. The Medal was never better deserved, and no American court would convict”. His Medal was issued to him on November 23, 1912. His younger brother, Antoine A.M. Gaujot, was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Philippine Insurrection. Julien and Antoine are the only brothers in United States history to be awarded the CMOH for actions in two separate wars. Julien would be awarded two bronze leaves on his service ribbon for his service during World War I, and would eventually rise to the rank of Colonel in the US Army before retiring.

Bio by: Russ Dodge



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julien Edmund Victor Gaujot (22 Oct 1894–7 Apr 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22790, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .