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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

Edward H. Gibson

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    Company M, 27th Infantry,
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 19, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: San Mateo, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Citation
Attempted under a heavy fire of the enemy to swim a river for the purpose of obtaining and returning with a canoe.
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward H. Gibson
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward H. Gibson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 5, 1911
  • Born: July 4, 1872, Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: April 25, 1942
  • Buried: Golden Gate National Cemetery (MH) (L-5-7791), San Bruno, CA, United States
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