William Othello Wilson
|William Othello Wilson|
September 16, 1867|
|Died||January 1928 (aged 60–61)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Wilson joined the Army from Saint Paul, Minnesota in August 1889. He earned the Medal of Honor on December 17, 1891 for "Bravery" voluntarily, for successfully carrying a message to the battalion commander at the Pine Ridge Indian Agency in South Dakota.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company I, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Sioux Campaign, 1890. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Birth: Hagerstown, Md. Date of issue: September 17, 1891.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
- William Wilson (soldier), a two-time recipient of the Medal of Honor, with the same first and last name.
- "homeofheroes.com: Wilson, William O.". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
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