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Spanish-American War - U.S. Army

William H Thompkins

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    Troop G,
    10th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 30, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Tayabacoa, Cuba
Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated.
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Thompkins
Medal of Honor Recipient William H. Thompkins
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: June 23, 1899
  • Born: October 3, 1872, Paterson, Passaic County, NJ, United States
  • Died: September 24, 1916
  • Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery (MH) (WS-1036-A-11), San Francisco, CA, United States

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