08 February 2009

Medal of Honor: O. Burkard


Private, Hospital Corps, US Army; 3rd US Infantry Regiment

Born: 21 December 1877, Achern, Germany
Died: 18 February 1950, Rome, New York

Citation: For distinguished bravery in action against hostile Indians.

Note: Private Burkard received his medal for action against the Chippewa at Leech Lake, northern Minnesota, on 5 October 1898. This was the last Medal of Honor awarded for an Indian campaign.

1 comment:

Ian Burkard said...

Might be a relative of mine... do you own this?