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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

Archie Miller

  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    6th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1909
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Patian Island, Philippine Islands
While in action against hostile Moros, when the machine-gun detachment, having been driven from its position by a heavy fire, one member being killed, did, with the assistance of an enlisted man, place the machine gun in advance of its former position at a distance of about 20 yards from the enemy, in accomplishing which he was obliged to splice a piece of timber to one leg of the gun tripod, all the while being under a heavy fire, and the gun tripod being several times struck by bullets.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 23, 1912
    At the White House by President William H. Taft
  • Born: 1878, Fort Sheridan, Lake County, IL, United States
  • Died: May 28, 1921
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (1-300-A), Arlington, VA, United States

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