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Frederick Deetline
Birth: 1846, Germany
Death: Dec. 13, 1910

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Offenheim, Germany, he entered military service at Baltimore, Maryland and served as a Private in Company D, 7th Cavalry, U.S. Army. On June 25, 1876, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Montana, Private Deetline exposed himself to the enemy for four hours from a position ahead of the line. He with others, made repeated trips to the river while under protective fire from troopers in the front of the line retrieve water. Despite heavy fire from Indian warriors, he with the others obtained a water supply for the wounded. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on October 15, 1878. Remaining in the Army, he later achieved the rank of Sergeant. He died at age 64 in San Antonio, Texas. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
San Antonio National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section F, Grave 921
GPS (lat/lon): 29.4218, -98.4674
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 27, 2000
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Frederick Deetline
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