Howard Major Buckley

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Howard Major Buckley
Born (1863 -01-23)January 23, 1863
Croton Falls, New York
Died July 2, 1941(1941-07-02) (aged 79)
Buried at Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1896 - 1913
Rank Gunnery Sergeant
Unit Eighth Army Corps (temporary attachment)
Battles/wars Philippine–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Howard Major Buckley (January 23, 1863–July 2, 1941), was a United States Marine private received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine–American War. He was one of three Marines (along with Thomas Francis Prendergast and Joseph Leonard) attached to the Eighth Army Corps for the war. Buckley was awarded the medal for actions on March 25, 27, and 29 and April 4, 1899.[1]

Buckley joined the Marine Corps from Brooklyn in July 1896, and received a bad conduct discharge in June 1913. [2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: January 23, 1868, Croton Falls, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 55, July 19, 1901.


For distinguished conduct in the presence of the Enemy in battle while with the Eighth Army Corps on 25, 27, March 29, and April 4, 1899.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Howard Major Buckley". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  2. ^ USMC History Division
  3. ^ "Medal of Honor — Howard Major Buckley (Medal of Honor citation)". Marines Awarded the Medal of Honor. History Division, United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2007-01-02. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
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