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Thomas Johnson

Place of Birth: Kentucky, Woodbury County
Home of record: Lexington Kentucky


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 First Sergeant Thomas Johnson, United States Army, for pursuing and disarming an enlisted man bent on murdering his first sergeant at Camp McGrath, Batangas, Philippine Islands, on 22 August 1912, while serving as a member of Company I, 24th 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: 22-Aug-12

Service: Army

Rank: First Sergeant

Company: Company I

Regiment: 24th Infantry Regiment