Unit: 8th U.S. Cavalry
Edward F. Fierst was born on May 7, 1881 in Pennsylvania. During the war, he joined the army and was placed in the 8th U.S. Cavalry.
The Regiment was not sent to Cuba until November 13, 1898, arriving there six days later. When it arrived, it was sent to the barracks, where yellow fever began to spread throughout the regiment. Due to the outbreak, it was sent back to the camps. Following the end of the war, it remained in Cuba for three more years at Puerto Principe.
Following the war, he married twice, first to Cecilia Miller on June 10, 1913 and following her death, he married Margaret S. Miller on October 30, 1919. Edward F. Fierst died on April 6, 1956. His grave is in D Annex.
(Compiled by Raymond Aguiar)