FOURTH U.S. INFANTRY REGIMENT: HOME of HEROES

4th Infantry, 4th Infantry Regiment, Warrior Battalion 1/4, INF 2/4 INF, 3/4 INF,

Medal of Honor

WETHERBY, JOHN C.

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 4th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: Near Imus, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 20 November 1899
  • Entered service at: Martinsville, Ind.
  • Date of issue: 25 April 1902

Citation: While carrying important orders on the battlefield, was desperately wounded and, being unable to walk, crawled far enough to deliver his orders.

 

GREER, ALLEN J.

  • Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 4th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: Near Majada, Laguna Province, Philippine Islands, 2 July 1901
  • Entered service at: Memphis, Tenn.
  • Date of issue: 10 March 1902

Citation: Charged alone an insurgent outpost with his pistol, killing 1, wounding 2, and capturing 3 insurgents with their rifles and equipment.

 

VAN SCHAICK, LOUIS J.

  • Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Infantry
  • Place and date: Near Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippine Islands, 23 November 1901
  • Entered service at: Cobleskill, N.Y.
  • G.O. No.: 33, 1913. Date of issue: Unknown

Citation: While in pursuit of a band of insurgents 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.

 

BARKLEY, JOHN L.

  • Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company K, 4th Infantry, 3d Division
  • Place and date: Near Cunel, France, 7 October 1918
  • Entered service at: Blairstown, Mo.
  • G.O. No.: 44, W.D., 1919

Citation: Pfc. Barkley, who was stationed in an observation post half a kilometer from the German line, on his own initiative repaired a captured enemy machinegun and mounted it in a disabled French tank near his post. Shortly afterward, when the enemy launched a counterattack against our forces, Pfc. Barkley got into the tank, waited under the hostile barrage until the enemy line was abreast of him and then opened fire, completely breaking up the counterattack and killing and wounding a large number of the enemy. Five minutes later an enemy 77-millimeter gun opened fire on the tank pointblank. One shell struck the drive wheel of the tank, but this soldier nevertheless remained in the tank and after the barrage ceased broke up a second enemy counterattack, thereby enabling our forces to gain and hold Hill 25.

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