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John Francis DeSwan
Birth: Jan. 13, 1876
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1956
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the war with Spain as a Private in Company H, 21st United States Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Santiago, Cuba on July 1, 1898. His citation reads "Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy". His Medal was awarded to him on June 22, 1899. 
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section R, Site 195-A
GPS (lat/lon): 37.63797, -122.42417
 
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Record added: Jul 13, 2001
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