Thursday, July 14, 2016

Illinois World War I Medal of Honor Winner Weedon E. Osborne

Born 1992.  Died June 6, 1918.

Native of Chicago.  U.S. Navy, lieutenant Dental Corps, attached to 6th Regiment USMC.

During the advance on Bouresche, France, at the southern edge of the Belleau Woods, Lt. Osborne was rescuing wounded under fire and killed while carrying them to safety.

He is buried at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial-Belleau in Lorraine, France.

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