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Lawrence B. Conner

Place of Birth: Illinois, Palmer
Home of record: Valparaiso Nebraska


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

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 Private Lawrence B. Conner, United States Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company E, 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, in action 2 August 1898, near Manila, Philippine Islands.

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: August 2, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company E

Regiment: 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry