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Anthony J. Carson
Born (1869-04-23)April 23, 1869
Died April 25, 1943(1943-04-25) (aged 74)
Place of birth Boston, Massachusetts
Place of death Boston, Massachusetts
Place of burial Mattapan, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Corporal and later, Sergeant
Unit H Company, 43rd U. S. Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Anthony J. Carson April 23, 1869–April 25, 1943 was a United States Army Corporal received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine-American War. Corporal Carson was awarded the Medal on January 4, 1906 for actions on April 15–19, 1900. His Medal was awarded by President Theodore Roosevelt. Carson would later admit that the battle was a defeat.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and Organization: Corporal, Company H, 43d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and Date: At Catubig, Samar, Philippine Islands, April 15–19, 1900. Entered Service At: Malden, Mass. Birth: Boston, Mass. Date of Issue: January 4, 1906.

Citation:

Assumed command of a detachment of the company which had survived an overwhelming attack of the enemy, and by his bravery and untiring efforts and the exercise of extraordinary good judgment in the handling of his men successfully withstood for 2 days the attacks of a large force of the enemy, thereby saving the lives of the survivors and protecting the wounded until relief came.[1]

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