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George Dilboy

World War I Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
George Dilboy Marker-close up photo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2017
1. George Dilboy Marker-close up photo
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2005 by Greek Mutual Benefit Association, the Pharos of Erythrea, of Somerville.
 
Location.
George Dilboy Marker-full photo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 11, 2017
2. George Dilboy Marker-full photo
42° 23.214′ N, 71° 5.904′ W. Marker is in Somerville, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Highland Avenue. Touch for map. The statue is on the lawn of Somerville City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 93 Highland Ave, Somerville MA 02143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jake & Earl's Dixie BBQ (approx. 0.9 miles away); Revolutionary War Skirmish (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oldest House in Cambridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hollis Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Way to Charlestown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Powder House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Indian College (approx. 1.4 miles away); Washington’s General Orders (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
Regarding George Dilboy. George Dilboy is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Section 18, site 4574.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
George Dilboy gravestone at Arlington National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
3. George Dilboy gravestone at Arlington National Cemetery
Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery from the ANC Explorer app.
George Dilboy gravestone reverse image. Click for full size.
4. George Dilboy gravestone reverse
Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery from the ANC Explorer app.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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