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Philippine Insurrection - U.S. Army

James McConnell

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Philippine Insurrection
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B, 33d Infantry,
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 4, 1899
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Fought for hours lying between two dead comrades, notwithstanding his hat was pierced, his clothing plowed through by bullets, and his face cut and bruised by flying gravel.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 1, 1902
  • Born: 1878, Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY, United States
  • Died: July 23, 1918
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (7-8317), Arlington, VA, United States

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