Peter H. Quinn

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About Peter H. Quinn

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Peter H. Quinn (May 1873 - April 19, 1934) was a United States Army soldier received the Medal of Honor for actions on May 13, 1899 during the Philippine-American War. Private Quinn is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Rank and organization: Private, Company L, 4th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, May 13, 1899. Entered service at: San Francisco, California. Birth: San Francisco, California. Date of issue: June 6, 1906. Citation: With 11 other scouts without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.

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