Born at Keweenaw, Michigan, October 22, 1874, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Captain, Troop K, 1st United States Cavalry, at Aqua Prieta, Mexico, on April 13, 1911. The Medal was issued to him on November 23, 1915.
He remained in the Army, dying on April 7, 1938. He was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.
GAUJOT, JULIEN E.
Rank and organization: Captain, Troop K, 1st U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Aqua Prieta, Mexico, 13 April 1911. Entered service at: Williamson, West Virginia. Birth: Keweenaw, Michigan. Date of issue: 23 November 1912.
Crossed the field of fire to obtain the permission of the rebel commander to receive the surrender of the surrounded forces of Mexican Federals and escort such forces, together with 5 Americans held as prisoners, to the American line.
Class of 1893; non-graduate, attended 1889-1890). Born 22 October 1874, Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan. Died 7 April 1938, Radford, Virginia. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Brother of A. A. M. Gaujot. Offically listed as Julien E. Gaujot, he was Captain, commanding Troop K, 1st Cavalry when he won his medal at Aqua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, 13 April 1913. His medal was approved 23 November 1912 and awarded by President Taft at the White House the following month (one of the earliest of White House presentations). He retired from the Regular Army in 1934 with the rank of Colonel.
Julien Edmond Victor Gaujot receiving the Medal of Honor from President Taft at the White House, 1911
GAUJOT, JULIEN E
COL US ARMY
MEXICAN BORDER, WORLD WAR I
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/22/1894
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/07/1938
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 8423-NH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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