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Adolphus Greeley was awarded the Medal of Honor for a lifetime of military service that included service in the Civil War. As a lieutenant he led the 1881-1884 Signal Corps Meteorological Expedition to the Arctic. As Chief Signal Officer, 1887-1906, Greeley oversaw, during the Spanish-American War, the installation and operation of telegraph communications throughout Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippine Archipelago. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by special Congressional legislation on his 91st birthday, 27 March 1935.
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