Austin, William Grafton, COL

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Primary Unit
1917-1918, 2624, Tank Corps, National Army
Service Years
1887 - 1919



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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Austin, William Grafton (MOH), COL.
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Palo Alto, California

Date of Passing
Jul 15, 1929
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor Recipients
  1890, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1891, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity
Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Calvary during the Indian Wars as a Sergeant in Company E, 7th United States Cavalry. He was awarded his medal for service at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. His citation reads "While the Indians were concealed in a ravine, assisted men on the skirmish line, directing their fire, etc., and using every effort to dislodge the enemy" and was issued on June 17, 1891. He was cremated at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park but his cremated remains were delivered to the mortuary Roller and Hapgood. Their final whereabouts is an unknown disposition.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
7th US Cavalry Confederate States ArmyU.S. Army
  1887-1892, HHT, 7th US Cavalry
  1894-1905, 2nd Infantry Georgia
  1917-1918, 2624, Tank Corps, National Army
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1887-1891 Indian Wars (US)
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
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