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Action Against Outlaws, Philippines 1911 - U.S. Army

Jose B Nisperos

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Action Against Outlaws, Philippines 1911
  • Unit/Command:
    34th Company,
    Philippine Scouts
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 24, 1911
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Lapurap, Basilan Island, Philippine Islands
Citation

Having been badly wounded (his left arm was broken and lacerated and he had received several spear wounds in the body so he could not stand) continued to fire his rifle with one hand until the enemy was repulsed, thereby aiding materially in preventing the annihilation of his party and the mutilation of their bodies.

Medal of Honor Recipient Jose B. Nisperos
Medal of Honor Recipient Jose B. Nisperos
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: San Fernando, Union, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 3, 1913

    Manila, Philippine Islands (Parade Grounds), presented by Mrs. J. Franklin Bell (wife of the commanding officer, Maj. Gen. Bell)

  • Born: December 30, 1887, San Fernando, Union, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Died: September 1, 1922, San Fernando, Union, Philippine Islands
  • Buried: New Municipal Cemetery, San Fernando, Union, Philippine Islands
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