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Ernest Calvin Williams
Birth: Aug. 2, 1887
Death: Jul. 31, 1940

Haitian Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Williams served as a First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps. He was awarded his medal for service during the Haitian Campaign. He was also the recipient of the Navy Cross. His citation reads-In action against hostile forces at San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic, 29 November 1916. With only a dozen men available, 1st Lt. Williams rushed the gate of the fortress. With 8 of his party wounded by rifle fire of the defenders, he pressed on with the 4 remaining men, threw himself against the door just as it was being closed by the Dominicans and forced an entry. Despite a narrow escape from death at the hands of a rifleman, he and his men disposed of the guards and within a few minutes had gained control of the fort and the hundred prisoners confined there.  (bio by: K) 
 
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Woodlawn Cemetery
Indianola
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 12, 2003
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