June 24, 1898 – This Day During The Spanish–American War – James Robb Church Medal of Honor recipient

June 24, 1898 – James Robb Church Medal of Honor recipient (January 1, 1866 – May 18, 1923) was a United States Army Assistant Surgeon who received the Medal of Honor for his actions as part of the Rough Riders regiment during the Spanish–American War. He also served in World War I, and wrote about the effects of poison gas and his experiences as a wartime doctor.

Assistant Surgeon Church’s official Medal of Honor citation Reads:

In addition to performing gallantly the duties pertaining to his position, voluntarily and unaided carried several seriously wounded men from the firing line to a secure position in the rear, in each instance being subjected to a very heavy fire and great exposure and danger.

James Robb Church Medal of Honor recipient

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