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James J. Nash
Born 1875
Died June 11, 1927 (aged 51–52)
Place of birth Louisville, Kentucky
Place of burial San Antonio National Cemetery San Antonio, Texas
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank First Sergeant
Unit Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

James J. Nash (1875-June 11, 1927) was a soldier serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

BiographyEdit

Nash was born 1875 in Louisville, Kentucky and entered the army from same location. He was sent to the Spanish–American War with Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for assisting in the rescue of wounded while under heavy enemy fire.[1]

He died June 11, 1927 and is buried in San Antonio National Cemetery San Antonio, Texas.[2] His grave can be found in section I, grave 1461-A at GPS (lat/lon): 29.25279, -98.28078.[2]

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: Louisville, Ky. Birth: Louisville, Ky. Date of issue: 22 June 1899.

Citation:

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Nash, James J.". 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 August 3, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "James J. Nash". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. October 27, 2000. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18171. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 

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