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HENDERSON, JOSEPH

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While in action against hostile Moros, voluntarily advanced alone, in the face of a heavy fire, to within about 15 yards of the hostile position and refastened to a tree a block and tackle used in checking the recoil of a mountian gun.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: First Sergeant) Troop B, 6th U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

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Philippine Insurrections 1909 Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas

Citation

While in action against hostile Moros, voluntarily advanced alone, in the face of a heavy fire, to within about 15 yards of the hostile position and refastened to a tree a block and tackle used in checking the recoil of a mountian gun.