William Keller (Medal of Honor)

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William G. Keller
Born (1876-04-19)April 19, 1876
Buffalo, New York
Died September 20, 1963(1963-09-20) (aged 87)
Place of burial Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

William G. Keller (April 19, 1876 – September 20, 1963) was a private serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Keller was born April 19, 1876 in Buffalo, New York and entered the army from same location. He was sent to the Spanish–American War with Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for assisting in the rescue of wounded while under heavy enemy fire.[1]

He died September 20, 1963 and is buried in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Santiago de Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: Buffalo, N.Y. Birth: Buffalo, N.Y. Date of issue: 22 June 1899.

Citation:

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire of the enemy.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "War with Spain; Keller, William". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ Joyce (May 9, 2002). "William Keller". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 

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