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First Name: Oscar

Last Name: Field

Birthplace: Jersey City, NJ, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: NY
Middle Name: Wadsworth

Date of Birth: 06 October 1873

Date of Death: 05 January 1912

Rank: Private

Years Served:
Oscar Wadsworth Field

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Oscar Wadsworth Field

Private, U.S. Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Private Oscar Wadsworth Field (6 October 1873 - 5 January 1912) was a U.S. Marine who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Oscar Wadsworth Field was born on 6 October 1873 in Jersey City, NJ. After entering the Marine Corps in 1896, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Nashville.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps

Citation: On board the USS Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Field set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Private Oscar Wadsworth Field died on 5 January 1912. He is buried at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, OH, in Section Q, Row A, Grave 9.

Honoree ID: 1881   Created by: MHOH




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