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Weedon E. Osborne-Picardie, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 49° 04.698 E 003° 17.544
31U E 521353 N 5436201
Quick Description: World War I Medal of Honor Recipient for action in Belleau Wood near Bouresche, France on June 6, 1918. He was killed in action. He is buried in Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, Department de l’Aisne, Picardie, France in Section 3, Lot A, Site 39.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 12/24/2017 7:40:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMXC4C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Long Description:
He was born on November 13, 1892 in Chicago, IL and died on June 6, 1918 in Bouresches, Departement de l’Aisne, Picardie, France. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *OSBORNE, WEEDON E.
• Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Junior Grade, (Dental Corps), U.S. Navy
• Appointed from: Illinois
• Entered
• Other
Citation: For extraordinary heroism while attached to the 6th Regiment, U.S. Marines, in actual conflict with the enemy and under fire during the advance on Bouresche, France, on 6 June 1918. In the hottest of the fighting when the marines made their famous advance on Bouresche at the southern edge of Belleau Wood, Lt (j.g.). Osborne threw himself zealously into the work of rescuing the wounded. Extremely courageous in the performance of this perilous task, he was killed while carrying a wounded officer to a place of safety.
Armed Service: Navy

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