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Spanish-American War - U.S. Army

Alfred Polond

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    10th U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Santiago, Cuba
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire from the enemy.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 22, 1899
  • Born: February 29, 1872, Lapeer, Lapeer County, MI, United States
  • Died: March 26, 1956
  • Buried: Riverside Cemetery (O-083-11), Kalamazoo, MI, United States
  • Location of Medal: Michigan Heroes Museum (1896 Medal w/1904 ribbon), Frankenmuth, MI

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