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Thaddeus R. Hyatt

Place of Birth: North Carolina, Jackson County
Home of record: Quallatown North Carolina


Army Distinguished Service Medal

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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 Army Distinguished Service Medal in lieu of the Certificate of Merit previously issued to Corporal Thaddeus R. Hyatt, United States Army, for capturing two of the worst criminals in Puerto Rico, on 8 November 1898, near Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, while serving as a member of Company L, 19th Infantry Regiment.

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: November 8, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company L

Regiment: 19th Infantry Regiment