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World War I - U.S. Navy

Weedon Edward Osborne

  • Rank: Lieutenant, j.g.
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Dental Corps, attached to 6th Regiment,
    U.S. Marines
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 6, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bouresches, France

For extraordinary heroism while attached to the 6th Regiment, U.S. Marines, in actual conflict with the enemy and under fire during the advance on Bouresche, France, on 6 June 1918. In the hottest of the fighting when the marines made their famous advance on Bouresche at the southern edge of Belleau Wood, Lt. (j.g.) Osborne threw himself zealously into the work of rescuing the wounded. Extremely courageous in the performance of this perilous task, he was killed while carrying a wounded officer to a place of safety.

Medal of Honor Recipient Weedon E. Osborne
Medal of Honor Recipient Weedon E. Osborne
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Born: November 13, 1892, Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States
  • Died: June 6, 1918, France
  • Buried: Aisne-Marne Cemetery (MH) (A-3-39), Belleau Aisne, France
  • Location of Medal: Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC

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