b. 17/08/1879 Springfield, Illinois. d. 15/12/1953 Laguna Vista, Texas.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 04/07/1909 Patian Island, Philippines.
Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Wilson served as a Second Lieutenant, 6th United States Cavalry. He was awarded his medal for service at Patian Island, Philippine Islands, on July 4, 1909.
While in action against hostile Moros, when, it being necessary to secure a mountain gun in position by rope and tackle, voluntarily with the assistance of an enlisted man, carried the rope forward and fastened it, being all the time under heavy fire of the enemy at short range.
BURIAL LOCATION: OAK RIDGE CEMETERY, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.
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