Sergeant, United States Army
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.
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.
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.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990
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