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Alfred Polond
Born (1872-02-29)February 29, 1872
Died February 29, 1956(1956-02-29) (aged 84)
Place of birth Lapeer, Michigan
Place of burial Riverside Cemetery Kalamazoo, Michigan
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Alfred Polond (February 29, 1872 – March 26, 1956) was a private serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Polond was born February 29, 1872 in Lapeer, Michigan and entered the army from his place of birth. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.[1]

He died March 26, 1956 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery Kalamazoo, Michigan.[2] His grave can be found in section Q, lot 83, grave 11.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: Lapeer, Mich. Birth: Lapeer, Mich. Date of issue: 22 June 1899. Citation:

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire of the enemy.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Polond, Alfred". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Don Morphe (October 01, 2003). "Alfred Polond". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 

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