Born at Memphis, Tennessee, August 11, 1878, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Philippines Insurrection while serving as Second Lieutenant, 4th United States Infantry near Majada, Philippines, on July 2, 1901. The Medal was presented to him on March 10, 1902.
He died on March 16, 1964 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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Allen James Greer of Tennessee
Appointed Second Lieutenant, 4th Tennessee Infantry, 18 June 1898
First Lieutenant, 16 Sept 1898
Honorably mustered out 6 May 1899
Second Lieutenant, 4th United States Infantry, 5 October 1899
First Lieutenant, 1 July 1901
Awarded Medal of Honor 7 February 1902 for conspicuous gallantry in action near Majada Laguna Province, Philippine Islands, 2 July 1901 in charging alone an insurgent post with his pistol killing one wounding two and capturing three insurgents with rifles and equipments.
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, Tennessee. Birth: Memphis, Tennessee. Date of issue: 10 March 1902.
Charged alone an insurgent outpost with his pistol, killing 1, wounding 2, and capturing 3 insurgents with their rifles and equipment.
GREER, ALLEN JAMES
COL US ARMY
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, WORLD WAR I
- DATE OF BIRTH: 08/11/1878
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/16/1964
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 701-B
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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