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Bruno Wende
Born (1859-04-17)April 17, 1859
Died December 27, 1929(1929-12-27) (aged 70)
Place of birth Germany
Place of burial Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant Major
Unit Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Bruno Wende (April 17, 1859 – December 27, 1929) was a private serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Wende was born April 17, 1859 in Germany and after immigrating to the United States, entered the army from Canton, Ohio. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.[1]

He died December 27, 1929 and is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio.[2] His grave can be found in section 70, space 1870.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Private, Company C, 17th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At El Caney, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: Canton, Ohio. Birth: Germany. Date of issue: 22 June 1899.


Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Wende, Bruno". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bruno Wende". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. September 14, 2003. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 

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