José B. Nísperos

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}} | José B. Nísperos

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Place of birth San Fernando City, La Union, Philippines

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Place of death San Fernando City, La Union, Philippines

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Allegiance Philippine Scouts,United States Army

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Rank Private

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Unit 34th Company, Philippine Scouts

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Battles/wars Moro Rebellion, Philippine-American War

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José B. Nísperos was a member of the Philippine Scouts who received the Medal of Honor during the Philippine-American War. He was the first Asian to be awarded the medal. On September 24, 1911, at Lapurap-Basilan, Philippines, Nísperos, a member of the U.S. Army's 34th Company of the Philippine Scouts, defended his unit's position against natives armed with spears despite being severely wounded.

Citation

Nisperos, Jose B.
Rank and organization:Private, 34th Company, Philippine Scouts.
Place and date:Lapurap, Basilan, Philippine Islands, 24 September 1911.
Entered service at:San Fernandos Union, Philippine Islands
Born:San Fernandos Union, Philippine Islands
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