Littleton Waller

Littleton Waller

Littleton "Tony" Waller Tazewell Waller (September 26, 1856 – July 13, 1926) was a career officer in the United States Marine Corps, who served in the Spanish American War, the Caribbean and Asia. He was court martialled and acquitted for actions during the Philippine-American War where he led an ill-fated expedition across the island of Samar. He retired from the Marines holding the rank of Major General.

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Littleton Waller - The Decorations and Medals of General Waller
... A partial listing of Waller's awards includes Marine Corps Brevet Medal Specially Meritorious Service Medal Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal w/ 3 service stars West Indies Naval Campaign Medal Spanish Campaign ... Waller's medal recognized his promotion to the brevet rank of Lieutenant Colonel, "for distinguished conduct and public service in the presence of the enemy near Tientsin, China", on 13 July 1900 ... The letter of August 3, 1904, awarding this medal to Waller "in recognition of your gallant conduct in assisting in rescuing crews from the burning Spanish ships after ...

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