b. 19/07/1869 Byron, Ohio. d. 18/08/1938 Columbus, Ohio.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1898 El Caney, Cuba.
Spanish-American War Medal of Honor Recipient. Also known as Oscar Brookins, he was issued the award in June 21, 1899 for his actions as a private with Company C, 17th US Infantry, US Army, on July 1, 1898 at the Battle of El Caney, Cuba. He joined the US Army in January 1893 and was discharged following the end of the Spanish-American War. His Medal of Honor citation reads: “For extraordinary heroism on July 1, 1898 at El Canay, Cuba, Private Brookin gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.”
For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Oscar Brookin, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 July 1898, while serving with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry, in action at El Caney, Cuba. Private Brookin gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
BURIAL LOCATION: SUNSET CEMETERY, GALLOWAY, OHIO.
SECTION 10, LOT 219, GRAVE 1.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.