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First Name: James

Last Name: Nash

Birthplace: Louisville, KY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Louisville, KY
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 1875

Date of Death: 11 June 1927

Rank: First Sergeant

Years Served:
James J. Nash

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


James J. Nash

First Sergeant, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

First Sergeant James J. Nash (1875 -11 June 1927) 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.

Nash was born 1875 in Louisville, KY, and entered the Army from same location. He was sent to the Spanish-American War with Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry as a Private where he received the Medal of Honor for assisting in the rescue of wounded while under heavy enemy fire.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company F, 10th 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 under heavy fire from the enemy.

Death and Burial

First Sergeant James J. Nash died on 11 June 1927. He is buried at San Antonio National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX, in Section I, Grave 1461-A.

Honoree ID: 1927   Created by: MHOH




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