Bernard Albert Byrne – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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Born at Newport Barracks, Virginia, October 19, 1853, he entered the service from Washington, D.C. His parents were Major Bernard Myles and Louisa (Albert) Byrne. He was educated at Columbian (now George Washington) University and married Bartha, daughter of Albert Barnitz, February 11, 1892.

He was appointed from Washington, D.C. as Second Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry, October 15, 1875, and was promoted through the ranks to Lieutenant Colonel, 28th United States Infantry, June 15, 1906. He retired at his own request with over 30 years of service, on July 13, 1906.

He was presented the Medal of Honor during the Philippines Insurrection on July 1, 1902 for “gallantry at Bobong, Negros, Philippines, July 19, 1899.”

He died in California in 1910 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Bernard Albert Byrne of Kentucky
Appointed from Washington, D, C., Second Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry, 15 October 1875
First Lieutenant,  31 December 1882
Regimental Adjutant, 1 November 1886 to 31 Mar 1890
Captain, 9 November 1894
Lieutenant Colonel, 40th United States Volunteer Infantry,  17 August 1899
Honorably mustered out of the Volunteer Service, 24 June 1907
Major, 13th United States Infantry, 28 February 1901
Awarded Medal of Honor 1 July 1902 for gallantry at Bobong Negros, Philippine Islands, July 19, 1899, in rallying his men on the bridge after the line had been broken and pushed back.


Bernard Albert Byrne, MOH: Born at Newport Barracks, Virginia, October 19, 1853, he entered the service from Washington, D.C. His parents were Major Bernard Myles and Louisa (Albert) Byrne. He was educated at Columbian (now George Washington) University and married Bartha, daughter of Albert Barnitz, February 11, 1892.


BYRNE, BERNARD A.

Rank and organization: Captain, 6th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Bobong, Negros, Philippine Islands, 19 July 1899. Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Birth: Newport Barracks, Virginia. Date of issue: 15 July 1902.

Citation: Most distinguished gallantry in rallying his men on the bridge after the line had been broken and pushed back.

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BYRNE, BERNARD A
LT COL USA RETD
DATE OF DEATH: 02/28/1910
BURIED AT: SECTION WD  SITE 707
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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