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First Name: Norman

Last Name: Ressler

Birthplace: Dalmatia, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Dalmatia, PA
Middle Name: Ward

Date of Birth: 27 May 1873

Date of Death: 29 September 1914

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
Norman Ward Ressler

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Norman Ward Ressler

Corporal, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Corporal Norman W. Ressler (27 May 1873 - 29 September 1914) 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.

Norman W. Ressler was born 27 May 1873 in Dalmatia, PA; he entered the Army from the same location. After joining, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War with Company D, 17th U.S. Infantry where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company D, 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 of the enemy.

Death and Burial

Corporal Norman W. Ressler died on 29 September 1914. He is buried at the San Francisco National Cemetery in San Francisco, CA, in Section WS, Grave 134-A.

Honoree ID: 1939   Created by: MHOH




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