The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CECIL, JOSEPHUS S.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 19th
U.S. Infantry. Place and Date: At Bud-Dajo, Jolo, Philippine Islands, 7 March 1906.
Entered Service At: New River, Tenn. Birth: New River, Tenn. Date of
While at the head of the column about to assault the
first cotta under a superior fire at short range personally carried to a sheltered
position a wounded man and the body of one who was killed beside him.
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