Y. B. Rowdy
Yuma William "Bill" Rowdy (c. 1862 – March 29, 1893) was a United States Army Indian scout and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions during the Cherry Creek Campaign in the Arizona Territory.
Yuma William "Bill" Rowdy
|Died||March 29, 1893|
|Place of burial|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Unit||United States Army Indian scouts|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Rowdy, a Yavapai, was a Sergeant in Company A of the Indian Scouts. He was involved in an engagement in Arizona on March 7, 1890, and was awarded the Medal of Honor two months later, on May 15, 1890, for his "[b]ravery in [the] action with Apache Indians."
Rowdy was killed in a brothel in Miami, Arizona, three years after earning the medal and was buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, with full military honors. His grave is in section A, grave 894.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company A, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Arizona, March 7, 1890. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: May 15, 1890.
Bravery in action with Apache Indians.
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- Rickey, Don (28 November 2012). Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay: The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 159. ISBN 978-0-8061-8722-8.
- Melzer, Richard (2007). Buried Treasures: Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History. Sunstone Press. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-86534-531-7.
- "Y. B. Rowdy". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-06-26.
- "Indian War Period Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. April 19, 2005. Retrieved 2007-06-26.
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