John Denny (Medal of Honor)

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John Denny
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Sergeant John Denny
Born 1846
Big Flats, New York
Died November 26, 1901 (aged 54–55)
Place of burial United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1867 - ?
Rank Sergeant
Unit 9th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

John Denny (1846 – November 26, 1901) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.

Career[edit]

Denny joined the Army from Elmira, New York, and by September 18, 1879 was serving as a Sergeant in Company C of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. On that day, his unit participated in an engagement at Las Animas Canyon, New Mexico, and Denny "[r]emoved a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety." For his actions, Sergeant Denny was awarded the Medal of Honor two years later, on November 27, 1891.

Denny died in 1901 and was buried at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company C, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Las Animas Canyon, N. Mex., September 18, 1879. Entered service at: 1867 Elmira, N.Y. Birth: Big Flats, N.Y. Date of issue: November 27, 189i.

Citation:

Removed a wounded comrade, under a heavy fire, to a place of safety.[1]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian War Period Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. 2005-04-19. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 

References[edit]

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