William B. Trembley

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William B. Trembley
Born (1877-04-21)April 21, 1877
Johnson, Kansas
Died January 13, 1952(1952-01-13) (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
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Company B, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
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.

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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.

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