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The Army Distinguished Service Medal
 U.S. Army - Spanish-American War 

 

To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

This is to Certify that
The President of the United States of America
Takes Pleasure in Presenting


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
to


AGNEW, ARTHUR
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Arthur Agnew, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company H, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Derry, Ireland
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


ALBERTSON, EDWARD J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward J. Albertson, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in battle while serving as a member of Company F, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, on 1 July 1898, at Santiago, Cuba.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Corpus Christi, Texas
Home Town: Santa Fe, New Mexico


BAKER, WILLIAM B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William B. Baker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in action at Manila, Philippine Islands, on 13 August 1898, while serving as a member of Astor Battery.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


BARRETT, MICHAEL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Michael Barrett, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, in action at El Caney, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Ireland Home Town: Lynn, Massachusetts


BIEFER, ALBERT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert Biefer, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company G, 13th Infantry Regiment, in the battle of Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Switzerland Home Town: New York, New York


BUGBEE, FRED W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fred W. Bugbee, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Troop A, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Oakland, California
Home Town: Tucson, Arizona


BUNCE, HARRY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry M. Bunce, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in battle while serving with the Signal Corps at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Lisbon, New Hampshire
Home Town: Arlington, Massachusetts


CLARK, JOHN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John J. Clark, Quartermaster Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as Quartermaster Sergeant, 3d Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Home Town: White County, Indiana


CLARK, ORION L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Orion L. Clark, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company B, 2d Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Nemaha, Nebraska
Home Town: Nemaha, Nebraska


CROSBY, SCOTT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Scott Crosby, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company A, 24th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Marion County, Tennessee


DAVIS, EDWARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward Davis, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop H, 9th Cavalry Regiment, in action at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas


DILLMAN, WILLIAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Dillman, Quartermaster Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company A, 13th Infantry Regiment, in action at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Milton, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Terre Haute, Indiana


DOZIER, ERNEST E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ernest E. Dozier, First Class Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of the U.S. Volunteers in action near Manila, Philippine Islands, on 5 August 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at East Oakland, California
Home Town: San Francisco, California


ELLIOTT, HENRY W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry W. Elliott, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop H, 3d Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Indianapolis, Indiana
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana


FINERTY, WILLIAM M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William M. Finerty, Corporal, U.S. Army, for most distinguished conduct while serving as a member of Company E, 2d Infantry Regiment, at Santiago, Cuba, on 2 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Napoleon, Ohio
Home Town: Napoleon, Ohio


FLYNN, EDWARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward Flynn, Quartermaster Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company G, 21st Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Ireland Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


FORTESCUE, GRANVILLE ROLAND
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Granville Roland Fortescue, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop E, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


GROGAN, MICHAEL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Michael Grogan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company B, 13th Infantry Regiment, in action at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at England Home Town: Maverstraw, New York


HECHT, HERMAN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herman Hecht, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment, in battle at El Caney, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Germany Home Town: Coryville, Ohio


HERBERT, THOMAS H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas H. Herbert, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop E, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Montgomery County, Maryland
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


HILYARD, SAMUEL W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel W. Hilyard, Artificer, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company E, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Louisville, Kentucky
Home Town: Louisville, Kentucky


HOUSTON, ADAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Adam Houston, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop C, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Pulaski County, Virginia
Home Town: Pulaski County, Virginia


HUGHES, DAVID L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to David L. Hughes, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop B, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Tucson, Arizona
Home Town: Tucson, Arizona


HYATT, THADDEUS R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thaddeus R. Hyatt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for capturing two of the worst criminals in Puerto Rico, on 8 November 1898, near Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, while serving as a member of Company L, 19th Infantry Regiment.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Jackson County, North Carolina
Home Town: Quallatown, North Carolina


JACKSON, PETER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Peter Jackson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company G, 24th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


JANOWSKI, FRANK
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank Janowski, Artificer, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company D, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Germany Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


JENSEN, JULIUS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Julius Jensen, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of the 21st Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Germany Home Town: New York, New York


KARSTEN, CHARLES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Karsten, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop D, 1st Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Germany


KELLEY, JAMES J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James J. Kelley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company C, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Troy, New York
Home Town: Troy, New York


KELLY, MICHAEL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Michael Kelly, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company C, 21st Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at West Minot, Maine
Home Town: Lewiston, Maine


LEAKINS, JOHN ADAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Adam Leakins, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company C, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Libertytown, Maryland
Home Town: Taneytown, Maryland


LIESMANN, FREDERICK J.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick J. Liesmann, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Pierce City, Missouri
Home Town: Dixon, Missouri
Personal Awards: Army DSM (Spanish-American War), Army DSM (Philippine Insurrection)


LOFTUS, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Loftus, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company C, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Ireland Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


LOOMIS, WILLIAM E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William E. Loomis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company B, 21st Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Forest Lake, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Montrose, Pennsylvania


MCBRIDE, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John McBride, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop A, 3d Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Manimari River, Cuba, on 23 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


MCCOMYN, RICHARD H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard H. McComyn, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop A, 6th Cavalry Regiment, in the engagement at San Juan, Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Ireland


MCCOWN, PETER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Peter McCown, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for most conspicuous gallantry while serving as a member of Troop E, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in front of Santiago de Cuba, 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


MCCUTCHEON, JAMES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James McCutcheon, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company G, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Washington County, Minnesota
Home Town: Washington County, Minnesota


MCDONALD, FRANK R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank R. McDonald, Trumpeter, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop L, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Keysport, Illinois
Home Town: Oologah, Indiana


MCMILLEN, JAMES L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James L. McMillen, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company H, 12th Infantry Regiment, at El Caney, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Fountain County, Indiana
Home Town: Fountain County, Indiana


MCNARNEY, FRANK T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank T. McNarney, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company H, 10th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at McElhattan, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania


MERDINGER, GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Merdinger, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company H, 21st Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Germany


MOLL, JULIUS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Julius Moll, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of the 6th Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Germany


MULHERN, BARTHOLOMEW
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Bartholomew Mulhern, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop E, 3d Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Ireland


MURPHY, MICHAEL J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Michael J. Murphy, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company D, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Ireland Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


NAGEL, THEODORE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Theodore Nagel, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company A, 13th Infantry Regiment, in action at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Germany Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


NEAL, LOYD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Loyd Neal, Musician, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Battery H, 3d Artillery Regiment, in action near Manila, Philippine Islands, on 31 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Darlington, South Carolina
Home Town: Darlington, South Carolina


O'CONNOR, JOHN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John C. O'Connor, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished services as a member of Battery G, 3d Artillery Regiment, in the campaign in the Philippine Islands, from 31 July 1898 to 1 January 1901.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Ireland Home Town: Jersey City, New Jersey


ODEN, OSCAR N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Oscar N. Oden, Trumpeter, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Troop I, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in action at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Eaton County, Michigan
Home Town: San Francisco, California


PARKER, JESSE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jesse E. Parker, Artificer, U.S. Army, for brave and faithful conduct while serving as a member of Company D, 24th Infantry Regiment, in assisting a wounded officer to a place of safety while exposed to a severe fire at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Charleston, West Virginia
Home Town: Charleston, West Virginia


PARRISH, JUNIOR
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Junior Parrish, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company A, 10th Infantry Regiment, in the battle of Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Muskegon, Michigan


PAYNE, WILLIAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Payne, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Troop E, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Chattanooga, Tennessee


PUMPHREY, GEORGE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George W. Pumphrey, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Troop H, 9th Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Ann Arundel County, Maryland
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


RYAN, THOMAS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas Ryan, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Troop K, 1st Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Las Guasimas, Cuba, on 24 June 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Ireland Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


RYDER, WILLIAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Ryder, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company G, 13th Infantry Regiment, in the battle at Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


SATCHELL, JAMES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James Satchell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company A, 24th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Eastville, Virginia
Home Town: Eastville, Virginia


SELMIRE, GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Selmire, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company H, 7th Infantry Regiment, in battle at El Caney, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


SEUFERT, LOUIS P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis P. Seufert, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company H, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Germany Home Town: Buffalo, New York


SILLITO, LOUIS A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis A. Sillito, Private, U.S. Army, for volunteering to nurse and nursing yellow fever patients at Guantanamo, Cuba, on 1 September 1898, while serving as a member of Company C, 3d Infantry Regiment.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Fort Myers, Florida


SIMPSON, ALFRED G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alfred G. Simpson, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company C, 3d Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 2 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Fayette County, Indiana
Home Town: Columbia, Indiana


SLOAN, JAMES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James Sloan, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Meadville, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah


SMITH, GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Smith, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving with Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, in battle at El Caney, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at De Kalb, Tennessee
Home Town: Edgefield, Tennessee


SMITH, LUCHIOUS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Luchious Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Troop D, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Etowah County, Alabama
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


SMITH, ROBERT M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert M. Smith, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company B, 7th Infantry Regiment, in battle at El Caney, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Detroit, Michigan


SMITH, WESLEY W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Wesley W. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company D, 21st Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


STEIGERWALD, CHARLES C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles C. Steigerwald, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company A, 13th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Munchweiler, Germany
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


STOCKFLETH, HENRY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry Stockfleth, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Battery H, 3d Artillery Regiment, in action near Manila, Philippine Islands, on 31 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Germany


WALKER, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Walker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Troop D, 10th Cavalry Regiment, in action at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Orange County, Virginia
Home Town: Thornhill, Virginia


WEBER, ANTON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Anton Weber, Quartermaster Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company H, 13th Infantry Regiment, in action at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Switzerland Home Town: New York, New York


WILLIAMS, RICHARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard Williams, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company B, 24th Infantry Regiment, in action at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Dayton, Ohio


WILLIAMS, THOMAS S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas S. Williams, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished conduct while serving as a member of Company E, 2d Infantry Regiment, at Santiago, Cuba, on 2 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Glasgow, Kentucky


WINTER, JOHN G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John G. Winter, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Troop F, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, in battle at Santiago, Cuba, on 1 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Waco, Texas
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas


WINTERS, OSCAR F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Oscar F. Winters, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, in action at Santiago, Cuba, on 2 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Flintstone, Maryland


WORTHINGTON, JOHN H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John H. Worthington, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving as a member of Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, in battle at El Caney, Cuba, on 2 July 1898.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Lawrence County, Indiana
Home Town: Lawrence County, Indiana

 

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