|Born||February 29, 1872|
|Died||February 29, 1956(aged 84)|
|Place of birth||Lapeer, Michigan|
|Place of burial||Riverside Cemetery Kalamazoo, Michigan|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Polond, Alfred". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Don Morphe (October 01, 2003). "Alfred Polond". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7940307. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
- "Alfred Polond". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=106. Retrieved July 29, 2010.
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