KATZ, PHILLIP C. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 363d Infantry, 91st Division.

Place and date: Near Eclisfontaine, France, 26 September 1918.

Entered service at: San Francisco, Calif.

Birth: San Francisco, Calif. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.

Citation: After his company had withdrawn for a distance of 200 yards on a line with the units on its flanks, Sgt. Katz learned that one of his comrades had been left wounded in an exposed position at the point from which the withdrawal had taken place. Voluntarily crossing an area swept by heavy machinegun fire, he advanced to where the wounded soldier lay and carried him to a place of safety.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)