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Louis A. Sillito

Place of Birth: Tennessee, Nashville
Home of record: Fort Myers Florida


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 Private Louis A. Sillito, United States Army, for volunteering to nurse and nursing yellow fever patients at Guantanamo, Cuba, on 1 September 1898, while serving as a member of Company C, 3d 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: September 1, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company C

Regiment: 3d Infantry Regiment