Joseph Henderson – Sergeant, United States Army

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Born at Leavenworth, Kansas, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving in the Philippine Insurrection with Troop B, 6th United States Volunteer Cavalry at Patian Island, Philippines, on July 2, 1909.

He died at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on December 19, 1938 and was buried in Section 20 at Arlington National Cemetery.


HENDERSON, JOSEPH

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Troop B, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Patian Island, Philippine Islands, 2 July 1909. Entered service at: Leavenworth, Kansas. Birth: Leavenworth, Kansas. Date of issue: Unknown.

Citation

While in action against hostile Moros, voluntarily advanced alone, in the face of a heavy fire, to within about 15 yards of the hostile position and refastened to a tree a block and tackle used in checking the recoil of a mountain gun.

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HENDERSON, JOSEPH

  • M/SGT HDQRS TROOP 6TH CAV USA RET
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/19/1938
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/23/1938
  • BURIED AT: SECTION ENL  SITE 50042
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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