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Gaujot, Antoine August Michel, 1878-1936

 Person

Biographical Note

Julian Edmond Victor Gaujot and Antoine August Michel Gaujot are brothers who both attended Virginia Tech and received the Medal of Honor. There are only a few brothers to receive the Medal and the only set of brothers to receive from different wars.

Antoine August Michel Gaujot attended VAMC 1896-97 (class of 1900, non-graduate). He received "the medal for actions as an army corporal at the Battle of San Mateo during the Philippine Insurrection. He made persistent effort under heavy enemy rifle fire to locate a ford in order to help his unit cross the swollen river to attack. Unable to accomplish this he swam with a companion again under fire and against a dangerous current across the river to the enemy side. There, he secured an enemy canoe and returned it to the friendly side of the river."

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Antoine Gaujot and Julien E. Gaujot Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1992-046
Abstract

The Antoine Gaujot and Julien E. Gaujot Papers contains the papers of two brothers who both attended Virginia Tech and received the Medal of Honor. The collection includes articles, correspondence, military documents, and research from about 1840-1999.

Dates: 1840 - 1999