The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
MALLON, GEORGE H.
Rank and Organization: Captain, U.S. Army, 132d
Infantry, 33d Division. Place and Date: In the Bois-de-Forges, France, 26 September
1918. Entered Service At: Minneapolis, Minn. Born: 15 June 1877 Ogden, Kans.
G. O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
Becoming separated from the balance of his company because of a fog, Capt. Mallon, with 9
soldiers, pushed forward and attacked 9 active hostile machineguns, capturing all of them
without the loss of a man. Continuing on through the woods, he led his men in attacking a
battery of four 155-millimeter howitzers, which were in action, rushing the position and
capturing the battery and its crew. In this encounter Capt. Mallon personally attacked 1
of the enemy with his fists. Later, when the party came upon 2 more machineguns, this
officer sent men to the flanks while he rushed forward directly in the face of the fire
and silenced the guns, being the first one of the party to reach the nest. The exceptional
gallantry and determination displayed by Capt. Mallon resulted in the capture of 100
prisoners, 11 machineguns, four 155-millimeter howitzers and 1 antiaircraft gun.