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First Name: Walter

Last Name: West

Birthplace: Bradford, NH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: NH
Middle Name: Scott

Date of Birth: 13 March 1872

Date of Death: 14 September 1943

Rank: Private

Years Served: 1897 - 1899
Walter Scott West

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Walter Scott West

Private, U.S. Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Private Walter Scott West (13 March 1872 - 14 September 1943) 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.

Walter Scott West was born 13 March 1872 in Bradford, NH. After entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1897, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Marblehead.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps

Citation: On board the USS Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, West displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Private Walter Scott West died on 14 September 1943. He is buried at Rock Hill Cemetery in Foxboro, MA.

Honoree ID: 1958   Created by: MHOH




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