John Sterling Lawton (1858 - 1909)

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Birthplace: Bristol, RI, USA
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About John Sterling Lawton

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to Sergeant John Sterling Lawton, United States Army, for coolness and steadiness under fire on 29 September 1879, while serving with Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Milk River, Colorado. Sergeant Lawton volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.

General Orders: Date of Issue: June 7, 1880

Action Date: September 29, 1879

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company D

Division: 5th U.S. Cavalry

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May 13, 1858
Bristol, RI, USA
June 12, 1909
Age 51
San Francisco, CA, USA