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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

Hugh Jocelyn McGrath

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Major)
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    4th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 26, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Calamba, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Swam the San Juan River in the face of the enemy's fire and drove him from his entrenchments.
Medal of Honor Recipient Hugh J. McGrath
Medal of Honor Recipient Hugh J. McGrath
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 29, 1902
  • Born: April 8, 1856, Fond Du Lac, Fond Du Lac County, WI, United States
  • Died: November 7, 1899, Philippine Islands
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (1-315-ES), Arlington, VA, United States

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