Thomas Sletteland

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Thomas Sletteland
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Thomas Sletteland
Born(1872-02-18)February 18, 1872
Bergen, Norway
DiedSeptember 1, 1915(1915-09-01) (aged 43)
Everett, North Dakota
Place of burial
North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, North Dakota
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
UnitCompany C, 1st North Dakota Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Thomas Sletteland was born in Bergen, Norway, on the 18th of February, 1872, and enlisted in the United States Army. Not much is known about his emigration to the US or when he enlisted but we do know that his actions in Luzon during the Philippine–American War, with Company C of the 1st North Dakota Infantry, earned him the Medal of Honor.

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Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 1st North Dakota Infantry
Place and date: Near Paete, Luzon, Philippine Islands, April 12, 1899
Entered service at: Grafton, N. Dak. Birth: Norway
Date of issue: March 11, 1902

Citation:

Single-handed and alone defended his dead and wounded comrades against a greatly superior force of the enemy. [1]

Post War

Thomas received his Medal of Honor on the 11th of March, 1902, and he died thirteen years later on the 1st of September, 1915 at the age of 43. He is buried in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, North Dakota: Section C, Site 438. [2]

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References

  1. "Thomas Sletteland | Philippine Insurrection | U.S. Army | Medal of Honor Recipient".
  2. "Thomas Sletteland (1872-1915) - Find a Grave".