John Denny, SGT

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John Denny, SGT

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Big Flats, NY, USA
Death: November 26, 1901 (55)
Place of Burial: Washington D.C., DC, USA
Occupation: 9th Cavalry Regiment (United States)
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About John Denny, SGT

John Denny (1846 – November 26, 1901) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.

Denny joined the Army from Elmira, New York, and by September 18, 1879 was serving as a Sergeant in Company C of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. On that day, his unit participated in an engagement at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico, and Denny "[r]emoved a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety." For his actions, Sergeant Denny was awarded the Medal of Honor two years later, on November 27, 1891.

Denny died in 1901 and was buried at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Las Animas Canyon, N. Mex., September 18, 1879. Entered service at: 1867 Elmira, N.Y. Birth: Big Flats, N.Y. Date of issue: November 27, 189i.


Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety

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Big Flats, NY, USA
November 26, 1901
Age 55
Washington D.C., DC, USA