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Thomas Sletteland
Born February 1874
Died September 1915 (aged 40–41)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Place of burial North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, North Dakota
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company C, 1st North Dakota Infantry
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Thomas Sletteland was an Private in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War. He is buried in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, North Dakota. His grave can be found at GPS (lat/lon): 46.751, -100.85053.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

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.


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

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