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b. 13/11/1892 Chicago, Illinois.  d. 06/06/1918 Bouresches, France.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/06/1918 Bouresches, France.

 

A Chicago native, Weedon Osborne graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1915. He was appointed a U.S. Navy Dental Surgeon with the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade, on May 8, 1917. He was assigned duty with the 6th Marine Regiment on March 26, 1918. During the Battle of Belleau Wood, Osborne's unit participated in the advance on Bouresches, France, about a mile southeast of Belleau Wood. Osborne sought to aid the wounded during the battle and was killed while attempting to carry an injured officer to safety on June 6, 1918. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on that day.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For extraordinary heroism while attached to the 6th Regiment, U.S. Marines, in actual conflict with the enemy and under fire during the advance on Bouresche, France, on 6 June 1918. In the hottest of the fighting when the marines made their famous advance on Bouresche at the southern edge of Belleau Wood, Lt (j.g.). Osborne threw himself zealously into the work of rescuing the wounded. Extremely courageous in the performance of this perilous task, he was killed while carrying a wounded officer to a place of safety.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: AISNE-MARNE AMERICAN CEMETERY, BELLEAU, FRANCE.

Lot A, Section 3, Grave 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weedon Edward Osborne

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