Victoria_Cross_of_canada

THE

 

TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

victoria_cross george cross scan0004

b. 30/12/1887 San Fernando, Philippines. d. 01/09/1922 San Fernando, Philippines.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 24/09/1911 Lapurap, Phillipines.

 

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a member of the Philippine Scouts who received the Medal of Honor during the Philippine-American War. He was the first Asian to be awarded the medal. On September 24, 1911, at Lapurap, Basilan, Philippines, Nísperos, a member of the U.S. Army's 34th Company of the Philippine Scouts, defended his unit's position against natives armed with spears despite being severely wounded. Nísperos became the first Filipino and Asian to receive the medal of honor; the medal was presented by Brigadier General Bell in February 1913.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Having been badly wounded (his left arm was broken and lacerated and he had received several spear wounds in the body so that he could not stand) continued to fire his rifle with one hand until the enemy was repulsed, thereby aiding materially in preventing the annihilation of his party and the mutilation of their bodies.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LINGSAT CEMETERY, SAN FERNANDO, PHILIPPINES.

 

Jose Baliton Nisperos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO IMAGE AVAILABLE

nisperos nisperos grave nisperos medal