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Y. B. Rowdy, SGT

Birthplace: AZ, USA
Death: March 29, 1893
Place of Burial: Santa Fe, NM, USA
Occupation: Scout during the Indian Wars
Managed by: Ashley Odell
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About Y. B. Rowdy, SGT

Rowdy (died March 29, 1893) was a United States Army Indian scout and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.

Rowdy, a Sergeant in Company A of the Indian Scouts, was involved in an engagement in Arizona on March 7, 1890. He was awarded the Medal of Honor two months later, on May 15, 1890, for his "bravery in [the] action with Apache Indians."

Rowdy died three years after earning the medal and was buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. His grave can be found in section A, grave 894.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Arizona, March 7, 1890. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: May 15, 1890.


Bravery in action with Apache Indians.

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March 29, 1893
Santa Fe, NM, USA