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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Harry Leroy Hawthorne

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    2d U.S. Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 29, 1890
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, USA
Distinguished conduct in battle with hostile Indians.
Medal of Honor Recipient Harry L. Hawthorne
Medal of Honor Recipient Harry L. Hawthorne
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Kentucky
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 11, 1892
  • Born: November 27, 1859, MN, United States
  • Died: April 9, 1948, Pasadena, CA, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (3-1952), Arlington, VA, United States

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