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Medal Of Honor Recipients

PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION

  • BOEHLER, OTTO
    Born: Germany.
    Rank and organization: PPrivate, Company I, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry.
    Place and date: Near San Isidro, Philippine Islands, 16 May 1899.
    Entered service at: Wahpeton, N. Dak.
    Date of issue: 17 May 1906.
    Citation: With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.

  • FISHER, FREDERICK THOMAS
    Born: 3 June 1872, England.
    Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Philadelphia, Samoa, Philippine Islands, 1 April 1899. Serving in the presence of the enemy on this date, Fisher distinguished himself by his conduct.

  • FITZ, JOSEPH
    Born: 24 May 1886, Austria.
    Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Iowa. G.O. No.: 19, 1 May 1906.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Pampanga, Mount Dajo Jolo, Philippine Islands, 8 March 1906. Serving in the presence of the enemy on this date, Fitz displayed bravery and extraordinary heroism.

  • FORSTERER, BRUNO ALBERT
    Born: 14 July 1869, Koenigsberg, Germany.
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
    Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Citation: For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy at Samoa, Philippine Islands, 1 April 1899.

  • HULBERT, HENRY LEWIS
    Born: 12 January 1867, Kingston-upon-Hull, England.
    Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
    Other Navy award: Navy Cross.
    Citation: For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy at Samoa, Philippine Islands, 1 April 1899.

  • JENSEN, GOTFRED
    Birth: Denmark.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company D, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry.
    Place and date: At San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 May 1899.
    Entered service at: Devils Lake, N.
    Date of issue: 6 June 1906.
    Citation: 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.

  • LEAHY, CORNELIUS J.
    Birth: Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers.
    Place and date: Near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 3 September 1899.
    Entered service at: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date of issue: 3 May 1902.
    Citation. Distinguished gallantry in action in driving off a superior force and with the assistance of 1 comrade brought from the field of action the bodies of 2 comrades, 1 killed and the other severely wounded, this while on a scout.

  • NISPEROS, JOSE B.
    Birth: San Fernandos Union, P.I.
    Rank and organization: Private, 34th Company, Philippine Scouts.
    Place and date: At Lapurap, Basilan, Philippine Islands, 24 September 1911.
    Entered service at: San Fernandos Union, P.I.
    Date of issue: Unknown.
    Citation: Having been badly wounded (his left arm was broken and lacerated and he had received several spear wounds in the body so that he could not stand) continued to fire his rifle with one hand until the enemy was repulsed, thereby aiding materially in preventing the annihilation of his party and the mutilation of their bodies.

  • PRENDERGAST, THOMAS FRANCIS
    Born: 2 April 1871, Waterford, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55 19 July 1901.
    Citation: For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battle while with the Eighth Army Corps, 25, 27, 29 March, and 5 April 1899.

  • SHANAHAN, PATRICK
    Born: 6 November 1867, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Chief Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 534, 29 November 1899.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Alliance, 28 May 1899. Displaying heroism, Shanahan rescued William Steven, quartermaster, first class, from drowning.

  • SLETTELAND, THOMAS
    Birth: Norway.
    Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 1st North Dakota Infantry.
    Place and date: Near Paete, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 12 April 1899.
    Entered service at: Grafton, N. Dak.
    Date of issue: 11 March 1902.
    Citation: Single-handed and alone defended his dead and wounded comrades against a greatly superior force of the enemy.

  • STOLTENBERG, ANDREW V
    Born: Boto, Norway.
    Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 29 July 1899.
    Citation: For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battle at Katbalogan, Samar, Philippine Islands, 16 July 1900.

  • STRAUB, PAUL F.
    Birth: Germany.
    Rank and organization: Surgeon. 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers.
    Place and date: At Alos, Zambales, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 21 December 1899.
    Entered service at: Iowa.
    Date of issue: 6 October 1906.
    Citation: Voluntarily exposed himself to a hot fire from the enemy in repelling with pistol fire an insurgent attack and at great risk of his own life went under fire to the rescue of a wounded officer and carried him to a place of safety.

  • THORDSEN, WILLIAM GEORGE
    Birth: 2 April 1879, Fredericstadt, Germany.
    Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 6, 15 August 1900.
    Citation: For heroism and gallantry under fire of the enemy at Hilongas, Philippine Islands, 6 May 1900.


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