b. 28/08/1876 Cohoes, New York. d. 23/09/1946 Yountville, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 04/04/1899 Philippines.
Philippine Insurrection Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the United States Marine Corps as “Joseph Melvin”. He distinguished himself in conduct in the presence of the enemy in battles while with the Eighth Army Corps on March 25, 27 and 29, and on April 4, 1899. His citation was issued on July 19, 1901.
For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battles, while with the 8th Army Corps on 25, 27, 29 March, and 4 April 1899.
BURIAL LOCATION: VETERANS HOME OF CALIFORNIA CEMETERY, YOUNTVILLE, CALIFORNIA.
SECTION C, ROW 9, GRAVE 30.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY.