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John Denny

Courtesy of the Library of Congress/Daniel Murray Collection

"Buffalo soldier" and Medal of Honor recipient John Denny (c. 1900), acting Sergeant of Company C, Ninth Cavalry. In September 1879, under attack from a band of Apache warriors in the Las Animas Canyon (in present-day New Mexico), Denny—in defiance of orders to retreat—rescued a wounded private.

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