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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 26/04/1886 Savannah, Tennessee. d. 26/01/1952 Savannah, Tennessee.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/09/1911 Mundang, Philippines.

 

Action against Outlaws in the Philippines Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a seaman in the United States Navy.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While attached to the U.S.S. Pampang, Harrison was one of a shore party moving in to capture Mundang, on the island of Basilan, Philippine Islands, on September 24, 1911. Harrison instantly responded to the calls for help when the advance scout party investigating a group of nipa huts close to the trail, was suddenly taken under point-blank fire and rushed by approximately 20 enemy Moros attacking from inside the huts and from other concealed positions. Armed with a double-barreled shotgun, he concentrated his blasting fire on the outlaws, destroying 3 of the Moros and assisting in the rout of the remainder. By his aggressive charging of the enemy under heavy fire and in the face of great odds, Harrison contributed materially to the success of the engagement.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAVANNAH CEMETERY, SAVANNAH, TENNESSEE.

 

Bolden Reush Harrison

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