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STRAUB, Paul F. (Germany, July 3, 1865--Mount Pleasant, IA, Nov. 25, 1937). Recipient, MEDAL OF HONOR. Straub served as a surgeon, 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. At Alos, Zambales, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 21, 1899, Straub’s Company was under a heavy enemy fire attack.

Exposing himself to the enemy in repelling with pistol fire and at risk of his own life, Straub rescued a wounded officer and carried him to safety. Surgeon Paul F. Straub was awarded the Medal of Honor from President Theodore Roosevelt on October 6, 1906. He is buried in LINWOOD CEMETERY.

Information Courtesy: Richard G. Bridges