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John C. Wetherby
Born (1880-07-02)July 2, 1880
Died November 29, 1899(1899-11-29) (aged 19)
Place of birth Morgan County, Indiana
Place of burial Mahalasville, Indiana
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company L, 4th U.S Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

John C. Wetherby (July 2, 1880 – November 29, 1899) was an Private in the United States Army and a posthumous Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War.

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Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 4th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Near Imus, Luzon, Philippine Islands, November 20, 1899. Entered service at: Martinsville, Ind. Birth: Morgan County, Ind. Date of issue: April 25, 1902.


While carrying important orders on the battlefield, was desperately wounded and, being unable to walk, crawled far enough to deliver his orders.

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