Cecil, Josephus Samuel, COL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Service Years
1898 - 1922



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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Cecil, Josephus Samuel (MOH), COL USA(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
New River, Tennessee
Last Address
Hartford, Connecticut

Date of Passing
Aug 20, 1940
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 5, Lot 5718

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor Recipients
  1906, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1906, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born at New River, Tennessee. He had first served his country in Company H of the 4th Tennessee Infantry, as a Private, then Corporal, finally reaching the rank of Sergeant. He was a part of the 4th Tenneessee from July 8, 1898, to May 6, 1899. He then was transferred as a Second Lieutenant to the 19th United States Infantry, that same month. He earned the CMOH while serving as a First Lieutenant in the 19th United States Infantry, during the Philippine Insurrection at Bud-Dajo, Jole, Philippines, on March 7, 1906. His citation reads: While at the head of the column about to assault the first cotta under a superior fire at short range personally carried to a sheltered position a wounded man and the body of one who was killed beside him. Although his citation states his name as Josephus S. Cecil, his stone bears the name Joseph Samuel Cecil.


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