U.S. ARMY

Seth Lathrop Weld

Rank:

CORPORAL

Conflict/Era:

PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION

Unit/Command:

COMPANY L, 8TH U.S. INFANTRY

Military Service Branch:

U.S. ARMY

Medal of Honor Action Date:

DECEMBER 5, 1906

Medal of Honor Action Place:

LA PAZ, LEYTE, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

Citation:

With his right arm cut open with a bolo, went to the assistance of a wounded constabulary officer and a fellow soldier who were surrounded by about 40 Pulajanes, and, using his disabled rifle as a club, beat back the assailants and rescued his party.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

FEBRUARY 19, 1879, SANDY HOOK, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND

Died:

DECEMBER 20, 1958, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

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