The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HEARD, JOHN W.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, 3d U.S. Cavalry. Place and Date:
At Mouth of Manimani River, west of Bahia Honda, Cuba, 23 July 1898. Entered Service
At: Mississippi. Birth: Mississippi. Date of issue: 21 June 1899.
After 2 men had been shot down by Spaniards while transmitting orders to the
engine-room on the Wanderer, the ship having become disabled, this officer took the
position held by them and personally transmitted the orders, remaining at his post until
the ship was out of danger.
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