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Spanish-American War - U.S. Army

Oscar Brookin

  • Also Known As: Brookins, Oscar
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    17th U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 1, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: El Caney, Cuba
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Green County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 21, 1899
  • Born: July 19, 1869, Byron, Fond Du Lac County, WI, United States
  • Died: August 18, 1938
  • Buried: Sunset Cemetery (MH) (10-239-1), Galloway, OH, United States

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