CAPT Tony Coston

Captain TONY COSTON, recieved his Distinguished Service Cross as a Private in Company D, 44th Infantry, US Volunteers on 9 April 1901. On that date, Private Coston, Accompanied by five other men, with utter disregard for his personal safety, gallantly ascended a steep narrow, rocky trail under a direct fire of both cannon and rifles, and a hail of huge boulders hurled down-upon him, and succeeded in driving the insurgents from their strongly entrenched position thereby capturing 12 cannon and a quantity of supplies.

Capt. Coston joined the Legion of Valor in 1961 and resided in Louisiana.

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