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Alexander Gordon Lyle

Alexander Gordon Lyle was born November 12, 1889, in Gloucester, MA. He graduated from Baltimore College in 1912 with a degree in dentistry and is one of three dentists to receive the Medal of Honor. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant J.G. in 1915 and retired as a Vice Admiral in 1948. He died in 1955 in Portsmouth, RI, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Citation: For extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with the 5th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps. Under heavy shellfire, on 23 April 1918, on the French Front, Lt. Comdr. Lyle rushed to the assistance of Cpl. Thomas Regan, who was seriously wounded, and administered such effective surgical aid while bombardment was still continuing, as to save the life of Cpl. Regan.