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Richard William O'Neill
Birth: Aug. 28, 1898
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1982
Hawthorne
Westchester County
New York, USA

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. O'Neill served as a Sergeant, United States Army, Company D, 165th Infantry, 42d Division. He was awarded his medal for service On the Ourcq River, France, on July 30, 1918. His citation reads-In advance of an assaulting line, he attacked a detachment of about 25 of the enemy. In the ensuing hand-to-hand encounter he sustained pistol wounds, but heroically continued in the advance, during which he received additional wounds: but, with great physical effort, he remained in active command of his detachment. Being again wounded, he was forced by weakness and loss of blood to be evacuated, but insisted upon being taken first to the battalion commander in order to transmit to him valuable information relative to enemy positions and the disposition of our men.  (bio by: K) 
 
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  William Donovan O'Neill (1927 - 2009)*
 
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Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Hawthorne
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Sect 22 - Plot 488 - Grave 19
 
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Record added: Sep 12, 2003
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