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Philip Michael Bannon

Date of birth: March 12, 1872
Date of death: 25-Jun-40
Burial location: San Diego, CA
Place of Birth: Maryland, Jessups
Home of record: Jessups Maryland

Philip Bannon graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1895. He served in the Spanish-American War, during the Boxer Rebellion in China, and during the conflicts in the Caribbean and Central America through the Second Nicaraguan Campaign. After serving more than 39 years in the Marine Corps, he retired in 1928 as a Colonel of Marines.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Marine Corps Brevet Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to Second Lieutenant Philip Michael Bannon, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for distinguished service in battle while serving with Company C, First Marine (Huntington's) Battalion, at Guantanamo, Cuba, on 13 June 1898. On 10 August 1898 Second Lieutenant Bannon is appointed First Lieutenant, by brevet, to take rank from 13 June 1898.

General Orders: Marine Corps Orders No. 26 (June 27, 1921)

Action Date: June 13, 1898

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company C

Battalion: 1st Marine (Huntington's) Battalion