William Othello Willson, CPL

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William Othello Willson, CPL

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Birthplace: Hagerstown, MD, USA
Death: Died
Occupation: 9th Cavalry Regiment (United States)
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About William Othello Willson, CPL

William Othello Wilson (September 16, 1867 – January, 1928) was a corporal in the United States Army's 9th Cavalry. He is noted for having received the Medal of Honor.


He earned the Medal of Honor on December 17, 1891 for "Bravery" voluntarily, for successfully carrying a message to the battalion commander at the Pine Ridge Indian Agency in South Dakota.


Medal of Honor citation


Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1890. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Birth: Hagerstown, Md. Date of issue: September 17, 1891.


Citation:


Bravery.

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William Othello Willson, CPL's Timeline

1867
September 16, 1867
Hagerstown, MD, USA
1928
January 1928
Age 60