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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

John Oscar Skinner

  • Rank: Contract Surgeon (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Army
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: January 17, 1873
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Lava Beds, California, USA
Rescued a wounded soldier who lay under a close and heavy fire during the assault on the Modoc stronghold after two soldiers had unsuccessfully attempted to make the rescue and both had been wounded in doing so.
Medal of Honor Recipient John O. Skinner
Medal of Honor Recipient John O. Skinner
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1915
  • Born: May 4, 1845, Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD, United States
  • Died: September 12, 1932
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (3-1662), Arlington, VA, United States

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