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James Robb Church
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Colonel James Rob Church
Born (1866-01-01)January 1, 1866
Died May 18, 1923(1923-05-18) (aged 57)
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Rank Assistant Surgeon and later Colonel
Unit 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor
Other work Author, Medical Attache, Doctor

James Robb Church (January 1, 1866 – May 18, 1923) was a United States Army Assistant Surgeon received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Spanish-American War.

Church graduated from Princeton University with the class of 1888.[1] He was awarded his medal on January 10, 1906, by Theodore Roosevelt, who was also part of the Rough Rider regiment.[2] After the Spanish-American War, he remained in the Army, obtaining the rank of Colonel, where he went as an attache with the French Army during World War I.

He died on May 18, 1923 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia.[3] His grave can be located in Section 3 Lot 1409-A.[3]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

In addition to performing gallantly the duties pertaining to his position, voluntarily and unaided carried several seriously wounded men from the firing line to a secure position in the rear, in each instance being subjected to a very heavy fire and great exposure and danger.

See alsoEdit


  1. Princeton Alumni Weekly
  2. "Medal for Capt. Church." Washington Post. January 10, 1906.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "James Robb Church". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 


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