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Oscar Jefferson Upham

Date of birth: January 11, 1871
Date of death: February 18, 1949
Burial location: Guthrie, Oklahoma
Place of Birth: Ohio, Toledo
Home of record: Toledo Illinois


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the China Relief

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Oscar Jefferson Upham, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Although under a heavy fire from the enemy during this period, Private Upham assisted in the erection of barricades.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)

Action Date: July 21 - August 17, 1900

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private

Company: Marine Guard Detachment

Division: U.S.S. Oregon