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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 06/08/1872 Pensacola, North Carolina. d. 23/03/1959 Anadarko, Oklahoma.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/10/1899 San Isidro, Philippines.

 

Philippine Insurrection Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Pensacola, North Carolina, He served as a Sergeant in Company 1, 22nd Infantry, US Army. In actions at San Isidro, Luzon, Philippine Islands, October 1899, Sergeant Ray in command of a detachment captured a bridge. He held the position against a superior force of enemy insurgents, which enabled the following support companies to come up and cross. For distinguished gallantry in the hace of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 18, 1902.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Most distinguished gallantry in action. Captured a bridge with the detachment he commanded and held it against a superior force of the enemy, thereby enabling an army to come up and cross.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GRANDFIELD MEMORIAL CEMETERY, GRANDFIELD, OKLAHOMA.

Block D, Lot 77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles Woodville Ray

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