Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Weedon E. Osborne, DC, USN

Weedon E. Osborne was born on 13 November 1892 in Chicago, IL. At the time of action he was a lieutenant (junior grade) in the Dental Corps, USN. His citation reads, “For extraordinary heroism while attached to the Fifth Regiment, United States Marines, in actual conflict with the enemy and under fire during the advance of Bouresche, France, on 6 June 1918. In the hottest of the fighting when the Marines made their famous advance on Bouresche at the southern edge of Belleau Wood, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Osborne threw himself zealously into the work of rescuing the wounded. Extremely courageous in the performance of this perilous task, he was killed while carrying a wounded officer to a place of safety.”

Lieutenant Junior Grade Osborne was a graduate of Northwestern Dental School in 1915. He is buried in Belleau-Aisne Cemetery, France (Lot A, Section 3, Grave 39).

The USS Osborne (DD-295) is named in his honor.

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