MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

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ACTION AGAINIST PHILIPPINE OUTLAWS~1911

CATHERWOOD, JOHN HUGH

    CATHERWOOD, JOHN HUGH

    Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy.

    Born: 7 August 1888, Springfield, Ill.

    Accredited to: Illinois. G.O. No.: 138, 13 December 1911.

    Citation: While attached to the U.S.S. Pampang, Catherwood was one of a shore party moving in to capture Mundang, on the island of Basilan, Philippine Islands, on the morning of 24 September 1911. Advancing with the scout party to reconnoiter a group of nipa huts close to the trail, Catherwood unhesitatingly entered the open area before the huts, where his party was suddenly taken under point-blank fire and charged by approximately 20 enemy Moros coming out from inside the native huts and from other concealed positions. Struck down almost instantly by the outlaws' deadly fire, Catherwood, although unable to rise, rallied to the defense of his leader and fought desperately to beat off the hostile attack. By his valiant effort under fire and in the face of great odds, Catherwood contributed materially toward the destruction and rout of the enemy.

    Birth:   Aug. 7, 1888

    Death:   Nov. 18, 1930

    BURIED: Camp Butler National Cemetery
    Springfield
    Sangamon County
    Illinois


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