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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

Edward White

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 27, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Calumpit, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Swam the Rio Grande de Pampanga in the face of the enemy's fire and fastened a rope to the occupied trenches, thereby enabling the crossing of the river and the driving of the enemy from his fortified position.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 11, 1902
  • Born: January 15, 1877, Seneca, Nemaha County, KS, United States
  • Died: December 3, 1908, Kansas City, KS, United States
  • Buried: Mount Calvary Cemetery (MH) (11), Kansas City, KS, United States

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