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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

Cornelius J Leahy

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A, 36th Infantry,
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 3, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Distinguished gallantry in action in driving off a superior force, and with the assistance of one comrade, brought from the field of action the bodies of two comrades, one killed and the other severely wounded, this while on a scout.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 3, 1902
  • Born: June 1872, Limerick, Ireland
  • Died: December 1, 1900, Philippine Islands (Killed in Action)
  • Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery (MH) (ADD-NA-970), San Francisco, CA, United States

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