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Ross Lindsey Iams
Birth: Apr. 5, 1881
Graysville
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1952
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Haitian Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, attached to U.S.S. Connecticut. On November 17, 1915, his Marine detachment was part of a concentrated attack on Caco bandits at Fort Riviere, Haiti. Approaching a breach entrance in the wall to the fort, Sergeant Iams was the first to jump through inside. Despite constant fire from the Cacos, he engaged the enemy in hand-to-hand combat until the bastion was captured. For extreme courage, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. He remained in the Marine Corps and retired a Major. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Section P Grave 2930
GPS (lat/lon): 32.41101, -117.14672
 
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Record added: Jun 03, 2000
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- Gilbert Pico
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Thank you for your most valued service to your country. May you rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014

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