Lieutenant William McBryar
February 14, 1861|
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
|Died||March 8, 1941
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1887–1901|
|Unit||10th Cavalry Regiment|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
William McBryar (February 14, 1861 – March 8, 1941) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration – the Medal of Honor – for his actions during the Cherry Creek Campaign in Arizona Territory.
McBryar joined the Army from New York City and by March 7, 1890 was serving as a Sergeant in Company K of the 10th Cavalry Regiment. On that day, he participated in an engagement in Arizona where he "[d]istinguished himself for coolness, bravery and marksmanship while his troop was in pursuit of hostile Apache Indians." For his actions, Sergeant McBryar was awarded the Medal of Honor two months later, on May 15, 1890.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 10th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Salt River, Arizona, 7 March 1890. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: 14 February 1861, Elizabethtown, N.C. Date of issue: 15 May 1890.
Distinguished himself for coolness, bravery and marksmanship while his troop was in pursuit of hostile Apache Indians.