France Silva, PVT (1876 - 1951) MP

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Birthplace: Hayward, CA, USA
Death: Died in Red Bluff, California
Occupation: USS Newark (C-1)
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About France Silva, PVT

Private France Silva (May 8, 1876–April 10, 1951) born in Hayward, California, was the first Marine of Mexican-American and Hispanic heritage to receive the Medal of Honor. He received the Medal of Honor for his meritorious conduct in China during the Boxer Rebellion

Medal of Honor


Private, U.S. Marine Corps July 19, 1901

G.O. Navy Department, No.55

In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, June 28, to August 17, 1900. Throughout this period, Silva distinguished himself by meritorious conduct

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France Silva, PVT's Timeline

May 8, 1876
Hayward, CA, USA
April 10, 1951
Age 74
Red Bluff, California
Sunset Hills Cemetery, Corning, California