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Willis H. Downs

  • Birth Sep 1866 Mount Carmel, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 15 Sep 1929 Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota, USA
  • Burial Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota, USA
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  • Memorial ID 8049445

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as Private in Company H, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry, at San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on May 13, 1899. Citation: With 11 other scouts, without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack. He received his award from President Theodore Roosevelt on February 16, 1906.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 1 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8049445
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis H. Downs (Sep 1866–15 Sep 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8049445, citing Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown, Stutsman County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .