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John A. Corning

Place of Birth: New York, New York
Home of record: Providence Rhode Island


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the China Relief

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 John A. Corning, United States Army, for gallant service while serving as a member of Troop L, 6th Cavalry Regiment, in an engagement with Chinese troops at Chang Ping Chow, China, 4 September 1900.

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: 4-Sep-00

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Troop L

Regiment: 6th Cavalry Regiment