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First Name: Oscar

Last Name: Brookins

Birthplace: Byron, WI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Date of Birth: 19 July 1869

Date of Death: 18 August 1938

Rank: Private

Years Served:
Oscar Brookins

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Oscar Brookins

Private, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Private Oscar Brookins (19 July 1869 - 18 August 1938) 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 Battle of El Caney in the Spanish-American War.

Oscar Brookins was born on 19 July 1869 in Byron, WI.

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

Private Oscar Brookins died on 18 August 1938. He is buried at Sunset Cemetery in Galloway, OH.

Honoree ID: 1859   Created by: MHOH




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