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First Name: Alfred

Last Name: Polond

Birthplace: Lapeer, MI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Date of Birth: 29 February 1872

Date of Death: 26 March 1956

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Alfred Polond

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Alfred Polond

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Sergeant Alfred Polond (29 February 1872 - 26 March 1956) 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.

Alfred Polond was born on 29 February 1872 in Lapeer, MI; he also entered the Army from that city. He was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War with Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

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 while under heavy fire of the enemy.

Death and Burial

Sergeant Alfred Polond died on 26 March 1956. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo, MI, in Section Q, Lot 83, Grave 11.

Honoree ID: 1936   Created by: MHOH




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