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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 13/05/1858 Bristol, Rhode Island.  d. 12/06/1909 San Francisco, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/09/1879 Milk River, Colorado.

 

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He served as a Sergeant, Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry. On 29 September 1879, Sgt. Lawton volunteered to accompany and lead a small detachment at Milk River, Colorado. Through coolness and steadiness under hostile enemy fire Sgt. Lawton completed a very dangerous mission. His Medal of Honor was awarded 7 June 1880.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Coolness and steadiness under fire; volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

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John Sterling Lawton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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