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First Name: Joseph

Last Name: Scott

Birthplace: Boston, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: MA
Middle Name: Francis

Date of Birth: 04 June 1866

Date of Death: 28 February 1941

Rank: Corporal

Years Served: 1888 - 1901
Joseph Francis Scott

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Joseph Francis Scott

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Corporal Joseph Francis Scott (4 June 1866 - 28 February 1941) 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.

Joseph Francis Scott was born on 4 June 1866 in Boston, MA. After entering the Marine Corps in 1888, 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, Scott displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Corporal Joseph Francis Scott died on 28 February 1941. He is buried at Cambridge Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, at the Mayflower Path, Lot 4716B.

Honoree ID: 1944   Created by: MHOH




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