About John Van Rennselaer Hoff
Hoff, John Van R. Captain (Assistant Surgeon), U.S. Army Home: New York, New York Medical Corps Date of Action: December 29, 1890 General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1925 Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Van R. Hoff, Captain (Assistant Surgeon), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against hostile Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, December 29, 1890.
When the Indians made a sudden treacherous attack upon the troops Captain Hoff, with utter disregard for his personal safety, attended to the dressing of the wounds of fallen soldiers.