BELL, J. FRANKLIN
Rank and Organization: Colonel, 36th Infantry,
U.S. Volunteers. Place and Date: Near Porac, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 9 September
1899. Entered Service At: Shelbyville, Ky. Born: 9 January 1856,
Shelbyville, Ky. Date of Issue: 11 December 1899.
While in advance of his regiment charged 7 insurgents
with his pistol and compelled the surrender of the captain and 2 privates under a close
fire from the remaining insurgents concealed in a bamboo thicket.