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Louis Rene Gaiennie

Date of birth: June 9, 1878
Date of death: November 25, 1942
Burial location: St. Louis, Missouri
Place of Birth: Missouri, St. Louis
Home of record: St. Louis Missouri


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the China Relief

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Louis Rene Gaiennie, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Private Gaiennie distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)

Action Date: July 21 - August 17, 1900

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private