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Spanish-American War - U.S. Army

James Robb Church

Details
  • Rank: Assistant Surgeon (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 24, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Las Guasimas, Cuba
Citation

In addition to performing gallantly the duties pertaining to his position, voluntarily and unaided carried several seriously wounded men from the firing line to a secure position in the rear, in each instance being subjected to a very heavy fire and great exposure and danger.

Medal of Honor Recipient James R. Church
Medal of Honor Recipient James R. Church
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 10, 1906

    The White House, presented by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt

  • Born: 1866, Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States
  • Died: August 28, 1923, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (3-1409-A), Arlington, VA, United States
 

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