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Oscar Brookin
Born (1869-07-19)July 19, 1869
Died August 18, 1938(1938-08-18) (aged 69)
Place of birth Byron, Wisconsin
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
*Battle of El Caney
Awards Medal of Honor

Oscar Brookin (19 July 1869, Byron, Wisconsin – 18 August 1938)[1][2] served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of El Caney.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

His award citation reads:

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Oscar Brookin, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 July 1898, while serving with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry, in action at El Caney, Cuba. Private Brookin gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Oscar Brookin". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2489. Retrieved Octobver 7, 2010. 
  2. "Oscar Brookin". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7867258. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 

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