August 11, 2009

James J. Nash

Born in 1875 in Louisville, Kentucky, Nash entered the army in his early twenties and fought in the Spanish–American War with Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry as a private. While in Santiago, Cuba on July 1, 1898, he rescued several wounded soldiers while under fire, saving many lives that would have bled out on the battlefield. He was issued the Medal of Honor for his actions on June 22, 1899, and afterward moved to Bexar County in Texas. Nash died on June 11, 1927 and was buried in San Antonio National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Citation
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

GPS Coordinates
29° 25.276, -098° 28.076

Section I
San Antonio National Cemetery
San Antonio

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