Private , U.S. Army
Home: Charleston, South Carolina
Company C, 12th Infantry
Date of Action: May 11, 1889
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Arrington, Private , U.S. Army, for gallant and meritorious conduct while serving with a detachment escorting Major Joseph W. Wham, paymaster, U.S. Army, in an encounter with a band of robbers by whom the party was attacked between Forts Grant and Thomas, Arizona , May 11, 1889.
DSC issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit and the DSM under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
24TH U.S. INFANTRY
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/01/1943
- BURIED AT: SECTION 25 SITE 16728-1
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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