82 years old
from New York, New York
August 28, 1898 – April 09, 1982
In advance of an assaulting line, Sergeant O’Neill attacked a detachment of about 25 of the enemy. In the ensuing hand-to-hand encounter he sustained pistol wounds, but heroically continued in the advance, during which he received additional wounds; but, with great physical effort, he remained in active command of his detachment.
Being again wounded, he was forced by weakness and loss of blood to be evacuated, but insisted
upon being taken first to the battalion commander in order to transmit to him valuable information relative to enemy positions and the disposition of our men.
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When
There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look
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