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Harry LeRoy Hawthorne
Born (1859-11-27)November 27, 1859
Died April 10, 1948(1948-04-10) (aged 88)
Place of birth Minnesota
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
United States Army
Years of service 1882 - 1884 (Navy)
1884 - 1914, 1917 - 1919 (Army)
Rank Cadet Engineer (Navy)
Colonel (Army)
Unit 2nd Artillery Regiment
Battles/wars Wounded Knee
Awards Medal of Honor

Harry LeRoy Hawthorne (November 27, 1859 – April 10, 1948) a Medal of Honor recipient.

Hawthorne was born in 1859 in Minnesota. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1882, but after two years chose to take his commission in the United States Army.[1][2] He distinguished himself at was then called the Battle of Wounded Knee, but now commonly called the Wounded Knee Massacre receiving the Medal of Honor.[3] He made the Army a career, attending the Army War College and retiring as a colonel in 1914, and was recalled to serve during World War I.[4]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization. 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery. Entered service at: Kentucky. Birth: 1860, Minnesota. Place/Date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890.


Distinguished conduct in battle with hostile Indians.[5]

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