Private France Silva

Organization: U.S. Marine Corps

Place and date: Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900

Entered service at: California

Place of Birth: Hayward, CA


Private Silva's War Department Citation reads as follows:

In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 28 June to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Silva distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

Information on Private Silva and text of citation were obtained from official records made available by the United States Department of Defense.