Sgt. William Wilson - San Francisco National Cemetery - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 48.027 W 122° 27.818
10S E 547219 N 4183810
Quick Description: William Wilson is one of only nineteen individuals to receive the Medal of Honor twice.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2009 1:03:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM6PE2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
William Wilson is one of thirty-four Medal of Honor recipients buried at the San Francisco National Cemetery and one of only nineteen individuals to receive the Medal of Honor twice.

From Wikipedia:

William Wilson (1847–December 22, 1895), a Sergeant in the United States Army's 4th Cavalry, is noted for being one of only nineteen individuals to receive the Medal of Honor twice.

First citation: At Colorado Valley, Texas, March 28, 1872. Date of issue: April 27, 1872. In pursuit of a band of cattle thieves from New Mexico.

Second citation: Distinguished conduct in action with Indians. Awarded: At Red River, Texas, September 29, 1872.

(Section WS, Grave 527)

Armed Service: Army

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