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James McConnell
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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Born at Syracuse, New York, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as a Private, Company B, 33rd U.S. Infantry, at Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands during the insurrection there. The Medal was actually presented to him on October 1, 1902.

He died on December 23, 1918, and was buried in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.


McCONNELL, JAMES

Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 33d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 4 December 1899. Entered service at: Detroit, Michigan. Birth: Syracuse, New York. Date of issue: 1 October 1902. 

Citation:

Fought for hours Iying between 2 dead comrades, notwithstanding his hat was pierced, his clothing plowed through by bullets, and his face cut and bruised by flying gravel.



James McConnell Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

MCCONNELL, JAMES
1ST LT   US ARMY
WORLD WAR I
DATE OF DEATH: 07/23/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8317 
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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