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About Jacob Volz, Jr.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Carpenter's Mate Third Class Jacob Volz, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while attached to the U.S.S. Pampanga. Carpenter's Mate Third Class Volz was one of a shore party moving in to capture Mundang, on the island of Basilan, Philippine Islands, on 24 September 1911. Investigating a group of nipa huts close to the trail, the advance scout party was suddenly taken under point-blank fire and rushed by approximately twenty enemy Moros attacking from inside the huts and other concealed positions. Volz responded instantly to calls for help and, finding all members of the scout party writhing on the ground but still fighting, he blazed his rifle into the outlaws with telling effect, destroying several of the Moros and assisting in the rout of the remainder. By his aggressive charging of the enemy under heavy fire and in the face of great odds, Carpenter's Mate Third Class Volz contributed materially to the success of the engagement.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 138 (December 13, 1911)
Action Date: 24-Sep-11
Rank: Carpenter's Mate Third Class
Division: U.S.S. Pampanga