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 Frederick William Myers

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Frederick William Myers Famous memorial

Birth
Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 5 May 1900 (aged 52–53)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 13, Grave 14034
Memorial ID 6050760 View Source

Indian Campaigns Medal of Honor Recipient. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of the White River, South Dakota, on January 1, 1891, when he held his position and repelled a superior force of Indians during repeated assaults. Born in Brunswick, Germany, he enlisted on May 17, 1873, at age 25, in St. Louis, Missouri, listing his previous occupation as a laborer. He reenlisted on September 4, 1878, in Company I, 7th United States Cavalry, and then reenlisted again, on November 20, 1883, in Company K, 6th United States Cavalry, where he participated in the Battle of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, earning the Medal of Honor. He left military service on November 20, 1893, and took a job as a laborer and watchman at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC.

Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson

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SGT TRP K 6TH US CAV


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