Deming Bronson

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Date of Birth July 8, 1894
Place of Birth Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Date of Death May 29, 1957 (62)
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Deming Bronson

Deming Bronson was a United States Army officer who received the United States military's highest award, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War I. Bronson was born on July 8, 1894, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Washington where he majored in forestry and, from 1912 to 1916, played on the Washington Huskies football team. The University of Washington has erected a monument to commemorate eight alumni who have received the Medal Of Honor. No other non-service University has as many. Bronson joined the Army from Seattle, Washington, and by September 26, 1918, was serving in France as a first lieutenant with Company H of the 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division. On the first day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, near the village of Eclisfontaine, he was wounded by a grenade but continued to fight and helped capture an enemy dugout. Shot in the arm later that day, he refused medical evacuation and remained with his unit through the night.

Nickname(s): "Dick"
Born: July 8, 1894, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Died: May 29, 1957, Roseburg, Oregon
Place of burial: Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 1916-19?
Rank: First Lieutenant
Unit: 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division
Battles/wars: World War I
Awards: Medal of Honor

About Deming Bronson

Recipient of the Medal of Honor who fought bravely during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Washington and played on the school's football team.


He was wounded by a grenade on the first day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive; however, he continued to fight, even through he received two additional wounds.

Family Life

He was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.


He and Alvin York both received the Medal of Honor for their bravery during World War I.

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  • World War I recipients of the Medal of Honor
  • Washington Huskies football players
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Latest information about Deming Bronson updated on July 13, 2020.

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