Medal of Honor Roll Call: James B. Dozier
This week we conclude our month long theme of civilians who received the MoH. Originally there were eight, however during the ‘Purge of 1917’ (when the government revised the rules for the award and disqualified 911 recipients) these eight had their honor rescinded. Under a revised ruling, on 12 June, 1989, seven had their honors returned (the eighth had hers returned in 1977). We wrap up our year with James B. Dozier.
Thanks for another great year and letting me bring these stories to you!
Make the most of your Christmas!
JAMES B. DOZIER
Rank: Post Guide during Indian Wars. Place: Holliday Creek, Texas. Little Wichita River. Date: 5 October 1870. Entered service: Fort Richardson, Texas. Born: Warren County, Tennessee, 2 May 1820. Issue date: 19 November 1870.
Citation (1989): “The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Civilian Scout James B. Dozier, a United States Civilian, for gallantry in action and on the march on 5 October 1870, while serving as an Indian Scout at Little Wichita River, Texas.”