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

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. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Arthur C. DeSwan (1843 - 1881)
  Christopher De Swan (1862 - 1950)*
  John Francis DeSwan (1876 - 1956)
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Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section R, Site 195-A
GPS (lat/lon): 37.63797, -122.42417
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jul 13, 2001
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