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Action Against Outlaws, Philippines 1911 - U.S. Navy

Bolden Reush Harrison

  • Rank: Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Action Against Outlaws, Philippines 1911
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Pampanga
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 24, 1911
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near the village of Mundang, Basilan Island, Philippine Islands

While attached to the U.S.S. Pampang, Harrison was one of a shore party moving in to capture Mundang, on the island of Basilan, P.I., 24 September 1911. Harrison instantly responded to the calls for help when the advance scout party investigating a group of nipa huts close to the trail was suddenly taken under point-blank fire and rushed by approximately 20 enemy Moros attacking from inside the huts and from other concealed positions. Armed with a double-barreled shotgun, he concentrated his blasting fire on the outlaws, destroying three of the Moros and assisting in the rout of the remainder. By his aggressive charging of the enemy under heavy fire and in the face of great odds, Harrison contributed materially to the success of the engagement.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Tennessee
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 1912
  • Born: April 26, 1886, Savannah, Hardin County, TN, United States
  • Died: January 26, 1952, Savannah, TN, United States
  • Buried: Savannah Cemetery (MH), Savannah, TN, United States

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