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Van Leer, Harry, private, Company A, 4th U. S. Infantry: For gallant services during the battle of Tientsin, China, July 13, 1900, after being severely wounded in the leg voluntarily left his cover and for some time continued fighting gallantly until overcome by exhaustion, when private, Company B, 9th U.S. Infantry. (Certificate of merit awarded December 8, 1903.)

Verro, Frederick W., private, Company G, 9th U.S. Infantry: For conspicuous bravery in killing two and wounding the third of three natives who were trying to gain possession of a wounded corporal's rifle, in the action near Basey, Samar, Philippine Islands, September 1, 1901. Discharged October 17, 1903. (Certificate of merit awarded December 4, 1903.)

Warner, James H., 1st sergeant, Company D, 4th U. S. Infantry: For gallantry in action on the Dasmarinas road, Luzon, Philippine Islands, June 19, 1899. (Certificate of merrit awarded December 4, 1903.)

White, Joseph, sergeant, Company B, 24th U. S. Infantry (retired): For distinguished conduct in rescuing a comrade from drowning in the Rio Grande de Pampanga, at Cabanatuan, Philippine Islands, November 8, 1900, whe) musician, Company B, 24th U. S. Infantry. (Certificate of merit awarded December 4, 1903.)

Whitney, Percy M., private, Troop E, 6th U. S. Cavalry: For meritorious conduct in unhesitatingly plunging into the Palico River, between Balayan and Nasugbu, Philippine Islands, September 3, 1901, and at the risk of his own life attempting to rescue a drowning comrade. Discharged July 26, 1902. (Certificate of merit awarded December 4, 1903.)

W'illford, James W., sergeant, Company G, 9th U. S. Infantry: For great coolness and good judgment displayed in commanding a party when ambushed by natives near Basey, Samar, Philippine Islands, September 1, 1901. Discharged December 19, 1901. (Certificate of merit awarded December 4, 1903.)

Wilson, James, corporal, Troop B, 3d U. S. Cavalry: For heroic conduct displayed in rescuing a fisherman from drowning in the breakers near Fort Winfield Scott, California, March 8, 1899, when sergeant, Troop B, 4th U. S. Cavalry. (Certificate of merit awarded December 4, 1903.)

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IF yeth, Guy A., sergeant, Company I, 238 U. S. Infantry: For bravery and coolness displayed in the battle of La Paz, Leyte, Philippine Islands, April 26, 1900. Died of wounds received in action May 2, 1900. (Certificate of merit awarded December 4, 1903.)

Your II, Charles, corporal, Company D, 7th U.S. Infantry: For heroic conduct in saving a comrade from drowning in the China Sea, near Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, Philippine Islands, June 16, 1901, when private, Company D, 7th U.S. Infantry. Discharged September 13, 1903. (Certificate of merit awarded December 4, 1903.) BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

ADNA R. CHAFFEE,

Lieutenant General, Chief of Staff.
OFFICIAL:
W. P. HALL,

Acting Adjutant General.

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