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Harry W. Capron

Place of Birth: Iowa, Waverly
Home of record: Waverly Iowa


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross, in lieu of a previously issued Certificate of Merit and Distinguished Service Medal, to Corporal Harry W. Capron, United States Army, for extraordinary gallantry while serving as a member of Troop B, 7th Cavalry Regiment, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, 29 December 1890.

General Orders: D.S.C. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress (March 5, 1931)

Action Date: December 29, 1890

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Troop B

Regiment: 7th Cavalry Regiment