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 George Hooker

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George Hooker Famous memorial

Birth
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death 22 Jan 1873 (aged 25–26)
Arizona, USA
Burial El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Plot Section MA, Site 30
Memorial ID 9681 View Source

Indian Wars Medal of Honor recipient. He served as a Private in Company K, 5th US Cavalry of the Arizona Territory. In the winter of 1873, his company was sent to the Tonto Basin where Western Apache bands and Yavapais had been raiding home settlers and eluding troops. On January 22, 1873, in engagements with hostile Indians at Tonto Creek, Arizona, Private Hooker was killed while defending his company's position. For gallantry in action, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in August, 1875 and was the last Medal of Honor recipient of the Indian campaign.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 2 Jun 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9681
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9681/george-hooker : accessed ), memorial page for George Hooker (1847–22 Jan 1873), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9681, citing Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .