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b. 15/01/1877 Seneca, Kansas.  d. 03/12/1908 Kansas City, Kansas.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/04/1899 Calumpit, Philippines.

 

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company B, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry US Army in the Philippine Campaign of the Spanish-American War. At Calumpit, Luzon, Philippine Islands, April 27, 1899, Private White swam the river in enemy fire, fastened a rope to occupied trenches enabling his company to cross the river and drive the enemy from a fortified position. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on March 11, 1902. After the war he worked as a Kansas City firefighter and died of tuberculosis at age 31.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Swam the Rio Grande de Pampanga in face of the enemy's fire and fastened a rope to occupied trenches, thereby enabling the crossing of the river and the driving of the enemy from his fortified position.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT CALVARY CEMETERY, KANSAS CITY, KANSAS.

Section 1 Old, Singles North of North Road, Lot West end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edward White

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