Sunday, January 22, 2012

Edward White & William B. Trembley

Private Edward White.
Company B.

Edward White.

Birth: Jan. 15, 1877, Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas.
Death: Dec. 3, 1908, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company B, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry US Army in the Philippine Campaign of the Spanish-American War. At Calumpit, Luzon, Philippine Islands, April 27, 1899, Private White swam the river in enemy fire, fastened a rope to occupied trenches enabling his company to cross the river and drive the enemy from a fortified position. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on March 11, 1902. After the war he worked as a Kansas City firefighter and died of tuberculosis at age 31.
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Corporal William B. Trembley.
Company B.

William B. Trembley.

Birth: Apr. 21, 1877
Death: unknown

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the Insurrection in the Philipine Islands as a Private in Company B, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Calumpit, Luzon, Philippine Islands on April 27, 1899. His citation reads "Swam the Rio Grande de Pampanga in face of the enemy's fire and fastened a rope to the occupied trenches, thereby enabling the crossing of the river and the driving of the enemy from his fortified position." His Medal was awarded to him on March 11, 1902.  Burial: Monticello United Methodist Church Union Cemetery, Shawnee, Johnson County,, Kansas.

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