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Place of Birth: Philippine Islands, Mindanao
Home of record: Mindanao Philippine Islands


Army Distinguished Service Medal

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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 Army Distinguished Service Medal in lieu of the Certificate of Merit previously issued to Private Bandira, United States Army, for distinguished gallantry in action while serving with the 51st Company, Philippine Scouts, against hostile Moros, at Mount Bassak, Jolo, Philippine Islands, on 15 June 1913.

General Orders: D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)

Action Date: 15-Jun-13

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: 51st Company

Division: Philippine Scouts