WILLFORD, JAMES W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 9th Infantry
Hometown: Urbana, Ohio
Date of Action: September 1, 1901
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Willford, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for great coolness and good judgment displayed in commanding a battery when ambushed by natives near Basey, Samar, Philippine Islands, September 1, 1901.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
WILLFORD, JAMES W
- 1ST LT USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/16/1937
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 9381
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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