WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A ceremony is being held to dedicate a new upright marker placed on the grave of a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The Herald-Dispatch reports the special ceremony to officially dedicate the marker placed on the grave of Cpl. Antoine A. Gaujot will be held Saturday at the Fairview Cemetery in Williamson.
The newspaper says Gaujot swam to obtain a canoe under fire at San Mateo in the Philippines in 1899 during the Philippine-American War. He died in 1936.
Gaujot's brother, Capt. Julien E. Gaujot, is also a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Julien Gaujot crossed a field under gunfire to receive the surrender of Mexican soldiers in 1911.
The national Medal of Honor Foundation paid for the marker.
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