First Lieutenant, United States Army
at Syracuse, New York, he earned the Medal of Hono while
serving as a Private, Company B, 33rd U.S. Infantry, at Vigan, Luzon, Philippine
Islands during the insurrection there. The Medal was actually presented
to him on October 1, 1902.
He died on December 23, 1918, and was buried
in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 33d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 4 December 1899. Entered service at: Detroit, Michigan. Birth: Syracuse, New York. Date of issue: 1 October 1902.
Fought for hours Iying between 2 dead comrades,
notwithstanding his hat was pierced, his clothing plowed through by bullets,
and his face cut and bruised by flying gravel.
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
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