Ulysses G. Buzzard

Quick Facts

IntroUnited States Army Medal of Honor recipient
Was Soldier
From United States of America
Type Military
Birth 31 January 1865, Armstrong County
Death 2 August 1939
(aged 74 years)


Ulysses G. Buzzard (January 31, 1865 – August 2, 1939) was an American soldier that served in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War and whose actions during that conflict led to him receiving the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Buzzard was born January 31, 1865 in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania and after entering the army he was sent to fight with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry in the Spanish–American War.

He died at age 74 and was buried at San Nicolas Cemetery in Cebu City, the Philippines.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: ______. Birth: Armstrong, Pa. Date of issue: 24 June 1899.


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