|Thomas J. Graves|
|Born||September 29, 1866|
|Died||January 27, 1944(aged 77)|
|Place of birth||Milton, Indiana|
|Place of burial||South Germany Cemetery Pershing, Indiana|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Graves was born September 29, 1866 in Milton, Indiana and entered the army from Millville, Indiana. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company C, 17th 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 C, 17th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: Millville, Ind. Birth: Milton, Ind. 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.
- "Thomas J. Graves". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=3010. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
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