Josephus Samuel Cecil
Colonel, United States Army
at New River, Tennessee, he was awarded the
while serving as First Lieutenant, 19th United States Infantry during the
Philippine Insurrection at Bud-Dajo, Jole, Philippines, on March 7, 1906.
He died on August 20, 1940 and was buried in
Section 8 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 19th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Bud-Dajo, Jolo, Philippine Islands, 7 March 1906. Entered service at: New River, Tennessee. Birth: New River, Tennessee. Date of issue: Unknown.
While at the head of the column about to assault the first cotta under a superior fire at short range personally carried to a sheltered position a wounded man and the body of one who was killed beside him.
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
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Updated: 24 September 2000 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 22 April 2004 Updated: 1 January 2006
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004