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France Silva
Birth: May 8, 1876
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1951
Red Bluff
Tehama County
California, USA

Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Hayward, California, he served as a Private, in the Legation Guards U.S. Marine Corps, on board the USS Newark. At the siege by the Boxers at Peking, China during the dates of June 28 to August 17, 1900, Private Silva remained on duty at his post repelling the enemy in spite of being seriously wounded. For meritorious conduct, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in December, 1901 and was the first Hispanic Marine of Mexican-American heritage to receive the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Tehama County
California, USA
Plot: Section E, Block 3, Lot A, Space 10
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mary Mcfarlen Paetznick
Record added: Sep 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9410645
France Silva
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France Silva
Added by: Lawrence Hildebrand
France Silva
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Here is a true and noble example of a Marine's Marine Frances Silva. First Hispanic MOH winner, and with a deeper historical story that one should read about. He stood the watch at the Legation Walls and fought though seriously injured.
- Chaplain Walter Dinkins USN (Ret)
 Added: May. 30, 2017

- Heavenly Peace
 Added: May. 8, 2017

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: May. 8, 2017
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