Born at Benleyville, Kentucky, July 17, 1865, he earned the Medal of Honor for service as a First Lieutenant, 17th United States Infantry, during the Spanish-American War at El Caney, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. The Medal was presented to him on June 21, 1899.
He died on July 9, 1955 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
HARDAWAY, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/17/1865
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/09/1955
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/15/1955
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Benjamin Franklin Hardaway of Kentucky
Private, Corporal and Sergeant, Company C, 17the U. S. Infantry, 28 April 1886 to 1 August 189
Second Lieutenant, 17th U. S. Infantry 31 July 1891
First Lieutenant, 26 April 1898
Captain 2 February 1901
Awarded the Medal of Honor 19 April 1899 for bravery at El Caney, Cuba, 1 July
1898, in assisting and rescuing with the voluntary aid of others wounded from in
front of the lines under heavy fire of the enemy.
HARDAWAY, BENJAMIN F.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 17th U .S. Infantry. Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at:______. Birth: Benleyville, Kentucky. Date of issue: 21 June 1899.
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
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