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Col Louis Joseph Van Schaick

Col Louis Joseph Van Schaick

Birth
Cobleskill, Schoharie County, New York, USA
Death 14 Feb 1945 (aged 69)
Philippines
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Plot D Row 3 Grave 162
Memorial ID 56753885 · View Source
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World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He serve as a First Lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Infantry during World War I and as a Colonel during World War II. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 23, 1901 near Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippine Islands. His citation reads in part that while in pursuit of a band of insurgents he was the first of his detachment to emerge from a canyon, and seeing a column of insurgents and fearing they might turn and dispatch his men as they emerged one by one from the canyon, galloped forward and closed with the insurgents, thereby throwing them into confusion until the arrival of others of the detachment. Later during World War II as a Colonel he was taken prisoner by the Japanese. He was released by the Japanese and died in the Philippine Islands.

Bio by: Russ Pickett


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  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56753885
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Louis Joseph Van Schaick (1 Jul 1875–14 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56753885, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Find A Grave .