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 Ross Lindsey Iams

Ross Lindsey Iams

Birth
Graysville, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Mar 1952 (aged 70)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Section P Grave 2930
Memorial ID 9725 · View Source
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Haitian Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, attached to U.S.S. Connecticut. On November 17, 1915, his Marine detachment was part of a concentrated attack on Caco bandits at Fort Riviere, Haiti. Approaching a breach entrance in the wall to the fort, Sergeant Iams was the first to jump through inside. Despite constant fire from the Cacos, he engaged the enemy in hand-to-hand combat until the bastion was captured. For extreme courage, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. He remained in the Marine Corps and retired a Major.

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  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ross Lindsey Iams (5 Apr 1881–29 Mar 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9725, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .