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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 19/07/1869 Byron, Ohio. d. 18/08/1938 Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1898 El Caney, Cuba.

 

He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of El Caney.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Oscar Brookin, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 July 1898, while serving with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry, in action at El Caney, Cuba. Private Brookin gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: SUNSET CEMETERY, GALLOWAY, OHIO.

Section 10, Lot 219, Grave 1.

Oscar Gordon Brookins

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