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Floyd P. Garrard

Place of Birth: Nebraska, Omaha
Home of record: Omaha Nebraska


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

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 Sergeant Floyd P. Garrard, United States Army, for bravery while serving as a member of Troop I, 2d Cavalry Regiment, in unhesitatingly going to the relief of a comrade in distress and displaying great presence of mind and fortitude in rescuing that comrade from drowning, at the risk of his own life, at Camp Overton, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, 27 June 1910.

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: 27-Jun-10

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Troop I

Regiment: 2d Cavalry Regiment