George Dilboy, a War Memorial

George Dilboy, a War Memorial (HM2236)

Location: Somerville, MA 02143 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 23.214', W 71° 5.904'

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World War I Medal of Honor Recipient

George Dilboy, Private First Class, United States Army, Recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor-Born 1896, of Greek Parentage, in Alatsata, Asia Minor, near the city of Smyrna. Enlisted 19 June 1916, Company H, 103rd Infantry, 26th Infantry Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, near Belleau, France.
Citation: After his platoon had gained its objective along a railroad embankment, Pfc. Dilboy, accompanying his platoon leader to reconnoiter the ground beyond, was suddenly fired upon by an enemy machinegun from 100 yards. From a standing position on the railroad track, fully exposed to view, he opened fire at once, but failing to silence the gun, rushed forward with his bayonet fixed, through a wheat field toward the gun emplacement, falling within 25 yards of the gun with his right leg nearly severed above the knee and with several bullet holes in his body. With undaunted courage he continued to fire into the emplacement from a prone position, killing 2 of the enemy and dispersing the rest of the crew.

Presented to the City of Somerville by the Greek Mutual Benefit Association, the Pharos of Erythrea, of Somerville 2005. Original monument presented by A.H.E.P.A. 1930.
HM NumberHM2236
Year Placed2005
Placed ByGreek Mutual Benefit Association, the Pharos of Erythrea, of Somerville
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Date Added Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 327268 N 4694867
Decimal Degrees42.38690000, -71.09840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 23.214', W 71° 5.904'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 23' 12.84" N, 71° 5' 54.24" W
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Area Code(s)617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 93 Highland Ave, Somerville MA 02143, US
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