John Francis Deswan

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John Francis Deswan

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: San Bruno, San Mateo, CA, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About John Francis Deswan

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Francis Deswan, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 July 1898, while serving with Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry, in action at Santiago, Cuba. Private Deswan gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

General Orders: Date of Issue: June 22, 1899

Action Date: July 1, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company H

Division: 21st U.S. Infantry

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January 13, 1876
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
December 1, 1956
Age 80
San Bruno, San Mateo, CA, USA