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Spanish-American War - U.S. Army

George Henry Wanton

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Master Sergeant)
  • 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
Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated.
Medal of Honor Recipient George H. Wanton
Medal of Honor Recipient George H. Wanton
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 23, 1899
  • Born: May 15, 1868, Paterson, Passaic County, NJ, United States
  • Died: November 27, 1940, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (4-2749), Arlington, VA, United States

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