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Frank Ottis Fournia
Born January 1873
Died February 28, 1912
Place of birth Rome, New York, United States
Place of death Rome, New York, United States
Place of burial St. Agnes Cemetery,
Menands, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit 21st Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Frank Ottis Fournia was a private serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War, who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Born in Rome, New York, in January 1873, Fournia was living in Plattsburgh, New York, when he enlisted in the Army. He served in the Spanish–American War with Company H, 21st Infantry Regiment, as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.[1][2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: Plattsburg, N.Y. Birth: Rome, N.Y. 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.[2]

Fournia died in his hometown on February 28, 1912, and was buried in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, New York.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. "Frank O. Fournia". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "War with Spain; Fournia, Frank O.". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  3. "Frank Ottis Fournia". Find a Grave. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 

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