Born at San Francisco, California, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Philippine Insurrection while serving in Company L, 4th United States Cavalry at San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippines, May 13, 1899. The Medal was actually issued on June 6, 1906.
He died on April 19, 1934 and was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.
QUINN, PETER H
Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 May 1899. Entered service at: San Francisco, California. Birth: San Francisco, California. Date of issue: 6 June 1906.
With 11 other scouts without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.
QUINN, PETER H
- PVT TRP L 4TH US CAV
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/19/1934
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 9479 SH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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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