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William McBryar
February 14, 1861(1861-02-14) – March 8, 1941 (aged 80)
Lieutenant William McBryar
Lieutenant William McBryar
Place of birth Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Place of death Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit 10th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Spanish-American War
Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

William McBryar (February 14, 1861 – March 8, 1941) was a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.

McBryar joined the Army from New York City and by March 7, 1890 was serving as a Sergeant in Company K of the 10th Cavalry Regiment. On that day, he participated in an engagement in Arizona where he "[d]istinguished himself for coolness, bravery and marksmanship while his troop was in pursuit of hostile Apache Indians." For his actions, Sergeant McBryar was awarded the Medal of Honor two months later, on May 15, 1890.

McBryar later became a commissioned officer and left the Army as a First Lieutenant. He died at age 80 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.[1]


Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company K, 1 0th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, 7 March 1890. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: 14 February 1861, Elizabethtown, N.C. Date of issue: 15 May 1890.


Distinguished himself for coolness, bravery and marksmanship while his troop was in pursuit of hostile Apache Indians.[2]


  1. ^ William McBryar at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2007-01-15
  2. ^ "Indian War Period Medal of Honor Recipients". Medal of Honor Citations. U.S. Army Center of Military History. 2005-04-19. Retrieved 2007-01-15.  


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