|John Francis De Swan|
|Born||January 13, 1876|
|Died||January 17, 1956(aged 80)|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Place of burial||Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, California|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
De Swan was born January 13, 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and entered the army from the city of his birth. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.
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: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 22 June 1899.
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; De Swan, John F.". 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 2, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "John F. De Swan". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. July 13, 2001. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22976. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
- "John F. De Swan". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1890. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
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