Harry LeRoy Hawthorne (November 27, 1859 – April 10, 1948) was a Medal of Honor recipient.
Harry LeRoy Hawthorne
|Born||November 27, 1859|
|Died||April 10, 1948(aged 88)|
|Place of burial|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
United States Army
|Years of service||1882 - 1884 (Navy)|
1884 - 1914, 1917 - 1919 (Army)
|Rank||Cadet Engineer (Navy)|
|Unit||2nd Artillery Regiment|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Hawthorne was born in 1859 in Minnesota. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1882, but after two years chose to take his commission in the United States Army. He distinguished himself at was then called the Battle of Wounded Knee, but now commonly called the Wounded Knee Massacre receiving the Medal of Honor. He made the Army a career, attending the Army War College and retiring as a colonel in 1914, and was recalled to serve during World War I.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization. 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery. Entered service at: Kentucky. Birth: 1860, Minnesota. Place/Date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890.
Distinguished conduct in battle with hostile Indians.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
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- "Harry LeRoy Hawthorne". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Hawthorne, Harry L." Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Home of Heroes". Retrieved September 29, 2010.