Heroes Among Their Peers

By Joseph I. Lambert, Major, Second Cavalry
Copyright 1939 Commanding Officer, Second Cavalry, Fort Riley, Kansas
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PIThe second and third squadrons were employed much of the time in keeping the roads open to interior stations around Lake Lamao. While on this duty February 14, 1910, Troop M, under Lieutenant Sumner, who was a grandson of the former major of the regiment and corps commander in the Civil War, fortunately came upon a detachment of native scouts seriously engaged with the Moros. When Troop M arrived, it was found that the scouts were surrounded by a numerous body of natives well posted in high jungle. After a short fight, the Moros fled, leaving one killed and one wounded. Two of the Philippine scouts were wounded but later recovered.

Two men, Sergeant Floyd P. Garrard, Troop H, and Private Claud B. Neidholt, Troop B, were decorated during the year 1910 for risking their lives to save their comrades from drowning. Sergeant Garrard unhesitatingly went to the relief of a comrade at Camp Overton, Mindanao, and displayed great presence of mind and fortitude in rescuing him. Private Neidholt demonstrated great bravery and perseverance in saving a fellow soldier from death by drowning at Jolo, P.I.

Garrard, Floyd P., Sergeant, Troop H, 2d Cavalry.
Camp Overton, Mindanao, P.I., June 27, 1910. While a sergeant, Troop H, 2d Cavalry, he unhesitatingly went to the relief of a comrade in distress and displayed great presence of mind and fortitude in rescuing that comrade from drowning, at the risk of his own life. (1680175, A.G.O.)

Neidholt, Claud B., Troop B, 2d Cavalry, May 4, 1911.
Jolo, P.I., June 22, 1910. Bravery, perseverance, and presence of mind, while a private, Troop B, 2d Cavalry, in risking his life for a fellow soldier in saving him from drowning. (1710482, A.G.O.)

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