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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Graves

Birthplace: Milton, IN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)



Home of Record: Millville, IN
Middle Name: J.



Date of Birth: 29 September 1866

Date of Death: 27 January 1944

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Thomas J. Graves

   
Engagements:
•  Spanish-American War (1898)

Biography:

Thomas J. Graves

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Sergeant Thomas J. Graves (29 September 1866 - 27 January 1944) was a U.S. Army soldier who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Thomas J. Graves was born 29 September 1866 in Milton, IN, and entered the Army from Millville, IN. He was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry

Place and date: El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

Death and Burial

Sergeant Thomas J. Graves died 27 January 1944. He is buried at South Germany Cemetery in Pershing, IN.



Honoree ID: 1889   Created by: MHOH

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