2LT Walter Thorne

Second Lieutenant Walter Thorne. Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, Company G, 116th U.S. Colored Troops. Place and date: At Dutch Gap Canal, Va., 1 January 1865. Entered service at: ——. Birth: New York, N.Y. Date of issue: 8 December 1898. Citation: After the fuze to the minded bulkhead had been lit, this officer, learning that the picket guard had not been withdrawn, mounted the bulkhead and at great personal peril warned the guard of its danger.

Second Lieutenant Thorne was the National Commander 1909-1910.

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