The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
KILBOURNE, CHARLES E.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, U.S.
Volunteer Signal Corps. Place and Date: At Paco Bridge, Philippine Islands, 5
February 1899. Entered Service At: Portland. Oreg. Birth: Fort Myer, Va. Date
of Issue: 6 May 1905.
Within a range of 250 yards of the enemy and in the
face of a rapid fire climbed a telegraph pole at the east end of the bridge and in full
view of the enemy coolly and carefully repaired a broken telegraph wire, thereby
reestablishing telegraphic communication to the front.
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