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Loyd Neal

Place of Birth: South Carolina, Darlington
Home of record: Darlington South 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 Musician Loyd Neal, United States Army, for distinguished service as a member of Battery H, 3d Artillery Regiment, in action near Manila, Philippine Islands, on 31 July 1898.

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: July 31, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Musician

Company: Battery H

Regiment: 3d Artillery Regiment