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Fitz Lee
Birth: unknown
Death: Sep. 14, 1899

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the War with Spain in the United States Army as a Private in Troop M, 10th United States Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Tayabacoa, Cuba, on June 30, 1898. His citation reads "Voluntarily went ashore in the face of the enemy and aided in the rescue of his wounded comrades; this after several previous attempts at rescue had been frustrated". His Medal was awarded on June 23, 1899. Aboard the "USS Florida", a call for volunteers to rescue the 16 men was made after several unsuccessful attempts at saving the men had been made by others. Private George Wanton, Private Dennis Bell, Private Fitz Lee and Private William H. Thompkins stepped forward and volunteered for the assignment of recovering the prisoners. Putting ashore in a launch under heavy fire, the men surprised the Spanish forces holding the prisoners in a stockade and secured their release. The men and the prisoners made it safely back to the ship. (bio by: Debbie) 
 
Burial:
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section G, Grave 3183
 
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Record added: Aug 31, 2000
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