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Oscar R. Burkard

Date of birth: December 21, 1877
Date of death: February 18, 1950
Burial location: Rome, New York
Place of Birth: Germany, Baden Achern
Home of record: Fort Snelling Minnesota

Oscar Burkard's action on October 5, 1898, was the last Medal of Honor action of the Indian Campaigns. It was for his actions during an uprising of Chippewa Indians.


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Oscar R. Burkard, United States Army, for distinguished bravery in action against hostile Indians on 5 October 1898, while serving with the Hospital Corps, at Leech Lake, Minnesota.

General Orders: Date of Issue: August 21. 1899

Action Date: October 5, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Division: Hospital Corps