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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.



Joseph Henderson Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006

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



Joseph Henderson Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990

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