David Goodman (Medal of Honor)

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David Goodman
Born 1846
Paxton, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Awards Medal of Honor

David Goodman (born 1846) was a private 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.


Goodman was born in 1846 in Paxton, Massachusetts and served in Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry when the unit was sent to quell an Indian uprising in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. He was cited for "Bravery in action" and received the Medal of Honor for his participation in the battle.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

  • Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry.
  • Place and date: At Lyry Creek, Arizona, 14 October 1869.
  • Entered service at: Unknown.
  • Birth: Paxton, Massachusetts.
  • Date of issue: 3 March 1870.


Bravery in action.[1]

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  1. ^ "Medal of Honor recipients". Indian War campaigns. United States Army Center of Military History. December 10, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 

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