The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HARRISON, BOLDEN REUSH
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born:
26 April 1886, Savannah, Tenn. Accredited to: Tennessee. G.O. No.: 138,
13 December 1911.
While attached to the U.S.S. Pampang, Harrison was one of a shore party moving in to
capture Mundang, on the island of Basilan, Philippine Islands, on 24 September 1911.
Harrison instantly responded to the calls for help when the advance scout party
investigating a group of nipa huts close to the trail, was suddenly taken under
point-blank fire and rushed by approximately 20 enemy Moros attacking from inside the huts
and from other concealed positions. Armed with a double-barreled shotgun, he concentrated
his blasting fire on the outlaws, destroying 3 of the Moros and assisting in the rout of
the remainder. By his aggressive charging of the enemy under heavy fire and in the face of
great odds, Harrison contributed materially to the success of the engagement.
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