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Col Louis Joseph Van Schaick
Birth: Jul. 1, 1875
Cobleskill
Schoharie County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1945, Philippines

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) 
 
Note: Entered the service from New York.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Plot D Row 3 Grave 162
 
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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Col Louis Joseph Van Schaick
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Col Louis Joseph Van Schaick
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Col Louis Joseph Van Schaick
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