On December 5, 1906, he saved the lives of a wounded officer and a fellow soldier who were surrounded by about forty Phillipine insurgents. Although wounded himself, he used his disabled rifle as a club and beat the assailants back until the three were rescued. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for this courageous action on October 20, 1908. The day after, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Phillipine Scouts. He remained in the Army his entire life until physical disability forced his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in September 1933. A few months later, he was advanced to the honorary rank of colonel. He settled in San Antonio, where he died at the age of 79 on December 20, 1958.
CitationWith his right arm cut open with a bolo, went to the assistance of a wounded constabulary officer and a fellow soldier who were surrounded by about 40 Pulajanes, and, using his disabled rifle as a club, beat back the assailants and rescued his party.
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