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 Josephus Samuel Cecil
Colonel, United States Army
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Born at New River, Tennessee, he was awarded the Medal of Honor while serving as First Lieutenant, 19th United States Infantry during the Philippine Insurrection at Bud-Dajo, Jole, Philippines, on March 7, 1906.

He died on August 20, 1940 and was buried in Section 8 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Josephus Samuel Cecil of Tennessee
Private, Corporal and Sergeant, Company H, 4th Tennessee Infantry, 8 July 1898 to 6 May 1899
Second Lieutenant, 19th United States Infantry May 1899
First Lieutenant, 2 February 1901
CECIL, JOSEPHUS S.

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Bud-Dajo, Jolo, Philippine Islands, 7 March 1906. Entered service at: New River, Tennessee. Birth: New River, Tennessee. Date of issue: Unknown. 

Citation:

While at the head of the column about to assault the first cotta under a superior fire at short range personally carried to a sheltered position a wounded man and the body of one who was killed beside him.



Josephus Cecil Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

CECIL, JOSEPH
COL US ARMY RET
DATE OF DEATH: 08/20/1940
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 5718
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CECIL, CAROLINE SCHENCK WID/O JOSEPH S 
DATE OF DEATH: 06/15/1942
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 5718 
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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JS Cecil Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004