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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 06/10/1873 Jersey City, New Jersey. d. 05/01/1912 Dayton, Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Field was born on October 6, 1873 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He joined the Marine Corps from Brooklyn in August 1896, and was honorably discharged in November 1905.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Field set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: DAYTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, DAYTON, OHIO.

Section 0-Q, Row A, Grave 9

 

Oscar Wadsworth Field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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