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Hawthorne in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

O'Neill, Sgt. Richard W.

U.S. Army WWI

 
 
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By Don Morfe
1. O'Neill, Sgt. Richard W. Marker
Inscription.  In advance of an assaulting line, Sgt O’Neill attacked a detachment of about 25 enemy soldiers in the ensuing hand-to-hand encounter. He sustained pistol wounds as the advance continued, he received additional wounds but remained in active command of his squad being again wounded. Sgt. O’Neill was forced by loss of blood to be evacuated but insisted first on being taken to his battalion commander to report on the position of his men as well as that of the enemy. (Base) Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.
 
Erected 2017 by Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 41° 5.736′ N, 73° 47.646′ W. Marker is in Hawthorne, New York, in Westchester County. Memorial is on West Stevens Avenue. This marker is inside the entrance to the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven. Richard W. O'Neill is buried in the cemetery in Section 22, Plot 488, Grave 19. Touch for map.
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By Don Morfe
2. O'Neill, Sgt. Richard W. Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 W Stevens Ave, Hawthorne NY 10532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Murray, S/Sgt. Robert C (here, next to this marker); Reuben Wright’s Mills (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reuben Wright’s Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Joseph T. Miller (approx. 3.1 miles away); North Castle World War II Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Elmsford Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Isaac Van Wart (approx. 3.2 miles away); Isaac Van Wart Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Regarding O'Neill, Sgt. Richard W.. Richard W. O'Neill was awarded the Medal of Honor for action in World War I.
 
O'Neill, Sgt. Richard W. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
3. O'Neill, Sgt. Richard W. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2018, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2018, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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