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First Name: Frank

Last Name: Fournia

Birthplace: Rome, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Plattsburg, NY
Middle Name: Ottis

Date of Birth: 1873

Date of Death: 28 February 1912

Rank: Private

Years Served:
Frank Ottis Fournia

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Frank Ottis Fournia

Private, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Private Frank Ottis Fournia (January 1873 - 28 February 1912) 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.

Fournia was born in Rome, NY, in January 1873. Fournia was living in Plattsburgh, NY, when he entered the Army and was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War with Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry

Place and date: Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898

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

Death and Burial

Fournia died in his hometown on 28 February 1912 and was buried in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, NY.

Honoree ID: 1884   Created by: MHOH




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