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John Ward

Details
  • Also Known As: Warrior, John
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Indian Scouts,
    24th U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 25, 1875
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Pecos River, Texas, USA
Citation
With three other men, he participated in a charge against 25 hostiles while on a scouting patrol.
Medal of Honor Recipient John Ward
Medal of Honor Recipient John Ward
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Fort Duncan, Maverick County, Texas
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 28, 1875
  • Born: 1847, AR, United States
  • Died: May 24, 1911, Brackettsville, TX, United States
  • Buried: Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery (MH), Brackettville, TX, United States
 

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