William B. Trembley
|William B. Trembley|
April 21, 1877|
|Died||January 13, 1952(aged 74)|
|Place of burial||Monticello United Methodist Church Union Cemetery, Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas, USA|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1898 - 1899, 1917 - 1919|
|Unit||Company B, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry|
World War I
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
William Beattie Trembley (April 21, 1877 - January 13, 1952) was an Private in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War. He was later commissioned as a First Lieutenant in World War I.
Trembley later served as postmaster of Kansas City, Kansas from 1921 to 1935.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Place and date: At Calumpit, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 27 April 1899. Entered service at: Kansas City, Kans. Birth: Johnson, Kans. Date of issue: 11 March 1902.
Swam the Rio Grande de Pampanga in face of the enemy's fire and fastened a rope to the occupied trenches, thereby enabling the crossing of the river and the driving of the enemy from his fortified position.
- ""TREMBLEY, WILLIAM B." entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Philippine-American War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
- "William B. Trembley". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- Kansas National Guard Bio
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