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Arthur Harrison Wilson
Nickname "Jingles"
Born (1881-08-17)August 17, 1881
Died December 15, 1953(1953-12-15) (aged 72)
Place of birth Springfield, Illinois
Place of death Brownsville, Texas
Place of burial Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1904 - 1941
Rank Colonel
Unit 6th U.S. Cavalry
Battles/wars Philippine Insurrection
Awards Medal of Honor

Arthur Harrison Wilson (1881–1953) was an officer in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine Insurrection. He graduated from West Point in 1904. He was the captain of the world champion West Point Polo Team, and served a long career in the Cavalry. He was a full colonel and commander of Fort Brown, Texas, when he retired in 1941 after almost 40 years service. He lived the remaining 11 years of his life in retirement at Brownsville, Texas. He died of cardiac failure while duck hunting, one of his favorite sports.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Patian Island, Philippine Islands, July 4, 1909. Entered service at: Springfield, Ill. Birth: Springfield, Ill. Date of issue: Unknown.


While in action against hostile Moros, when, it being necessary to secure a mountain gun in position by rope and tackle, voluntarily with the assistance of an enlisted man, carried the rope forward and fastened it, being all the time under heavy fire of the enemy at short range.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. "ARTHUR H. WILSON". Medal of Honor recipients: Philippine-American War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved April 23, 2008. 

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