The Cliff-Scaling Captain

Lyons, Chuck
May 2011
Military History;May2011, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p21
The article profiles U.S. Marine Corps Officer Hiram Bearss. Born in 1875, he was appointed to serve under U.S. Major Littleton Waller in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. It describes his heroism while leading other soldiers along the booby-trapped jungle trails in the Philippines on November 17, 1901, noting how it earned him a Medal of Honor in 1934. Details about his military service and further awards received are also presented.


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