Original Autograph of Edward A. Ostermann on a check from 1915, as 2nd Lt. USMC.
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Original Autograph of Marine Edward Albert Ostermann on a check from 1915, as 2nd Lt. USMC. He was awarded the CMOH for action in Haiti. Citation: In company with members of the Fifteenth Company of Marines, all mounted, First Lieutenant Ostermann left Fort Liberte, Haiti, for a 6-day reconnaissance. After dark on the evening of 24 October 1915, while crossing the river in a deep ravine, the detachment was suddenly fired upon from 3 sides by about 400 Cacos concealed in bushes about 100 yards from the fort. The Marine detachment fought its way forward to a good position, which it maintained during the night, although subjected to a continuous fire from the Cacos. At daybreak, First Lieutenant Ostermann, in command of one of the three squads which advanced in three different directions, led his men forward, surprising and scattering the Cacos, and aiding in the capture of Fort Dipitie. 100% guaranteed original signature. Free shipping! Check out my other auctions for more militaria and reference books.- Happy Bidding!