DOWNS, WILLIS H.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company H, 1st
North Dakota Volunteer Infantry. Place and Date: At San Miguel de Mayumo, Luzon,
Philippine Islands, 13 May 1899. Entered Service At: Jamestown, N. Dak. Birth:
Mount Carmel, Conn. Date of Issue: 16 February 1906.
With 11 other scouts, without waiting for the
supporting battalion to aid them or to get into a position to do so, charged over a
distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy who were in line
and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.