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    Answer:

    William Carney.  He only received his medal May 23, 1900.  His citation read: "When the color sergeant was shot down, this soldier grasped the flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded"

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    Answer:

    William Carney.  He only received his medal May 23, 1900.  His citation read: "When the color sergeant was shot down, this soldier grasped the flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded"

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