De Swan, John Francis, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1898-1899, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1898 - 1906


First Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember De Swan, John Francis (MOH), 1LT.
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Concord, California

Date of Passing
Dec 01, 1956
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section R, Site 195-A

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 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor Recipients
  1899, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1899, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. With the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in the US Military and served as a Private in Company H, 21st Infantry, US Army. In actions at Santiago, Cuba, on July 1, 1898, Private DeSwan under heavy fire from the enemy, assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines. For gallantly in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 22, 1899. Remaining the Army, he later achieved the rank of First Lieutenant.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
  1898-1899, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Siege of Santiago
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