A DAY OF HONOR
It was the Battle of Las Guasimas, San Juan Hill, Cuba, June 24th, 1898. The commanding officer, Maj. Bell, was down. The fire was so intense that in a fifty feet square of earth 16 men had either been killed or wounded. Along with the wounded Cpt. Ayers, Pvt. Augustus Walley was able to drag the Major to safety. "For conspicuous gallantry under fire", Private Walley was nominated for his second medal of honor.