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Norman Ward Ressler
Born (1873-05-27)May 27, 1873
Died September 29, 1914(1914-09-29) (aged 41)
Place of birth Dalmatia, Pennsylvania
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Company D, 17th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Norman W. Ressler (May 27, 1873 – September 29, 1914) was a corporal serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Ressler was born May 27, 1873 in Dalmatia, Pennsylvania and entered the army from the same location. After joining he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company D, 17th U.S. Infantry as a corporal where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.[1]

He died September 29, 1914 and is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California[2] His grave can be found in section W.S, grave 134-A.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 17th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: Dalmatia, Pa. Birth: Dalmatia, Pa. Date of issue: 21 August 1899.


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

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Ressler, Norman W.". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Norman W. Ressler". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. May 4, 2003. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 

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