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Leonard Wood

Medal of Honor Recipients

Photo Leonard Wood

Rank and organization: Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army. 
Place and date: In Apache campaign, summer of 1886. 
Entered service at: Massachusetts. 
Birth: Winchester, N.H. 
Date of issue: 8 April 1898. 
Citation: Voluntarily carried dispatches through a region infested with hostile Indians, making a journey of 70 miles in one night and walking 30 miles the next day. Also for several weeks, while in close pursuit of Geronimo's band and constantly expecting an encounter, commanded a detachment of Infantry, which was then without an officer, and to the command of which he was assigned upon his own request.