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Spanish-American War - U.S. Army

Fitz Lee

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    Troop M,
    10th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 30, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Tayabacoa, Cuba
Citation
Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts had been frustrated.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 23, 1899
  • Born: June 1866, Dinwiddie County, VA, United States
  • Died: September 14, 1899, Leavenworth, KS, United States
  • Buried: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (MH) (G-3183), Fort Leavenworth, KS, United States
 

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