Cpt Joseph W Herron, 2nd Cavalry at Lesguspi Phillippines acquitted. 1905
TRIED By Court-Martial Court-Martial Court-Martial and Honorably Acquitted Acquitted Waa Joe Herron, Well Known In Thla Cltj. It will be newt to trie many friends of Captain Joseph W. Herron, of this city, now a Captain in tha Second Cavalry and stationed at Lcgaspl, In the Phlllipploes Islanda to learn that he was recently Court-martalled Court-martalled Court-martalled and honorably acquitted by the Court. The charges against blm were disobedience of orders. It seems that the Major in command of the squadron ordered the soldiers to wear a certain kind of uniform and Captain Herron Herron disobeyed this by ordering the men of his troop to wear another kind. Tbe'mal-ter Tbe'mal-ter Tbe'mal-ter resulted in a clash between Captain Herron and the Major, which was of a sensational nature, and the latter preferred charges against Captain Herron. However, th Court seems to have sustained the attitude attitude assumed by Captain Herron. "Joe" Herron, aa he is known to his friends In Cincinnati, was one of the old members of the First Regiment. O. N. G.. and waa appointed to West Point, from which institution institution h graduated with honors. When th Government called for an officer to vol unteer to take command of an expedition to explore the unknown part of Alaska "Joe" Herron offered himself and spent nearly two years there. His report of the expedition and hia discoveries m that coun try were one of the sensations of the War Department. Those who know "Joe" Her ron best are inclined to the belief that he wanted his men to wear the uniform best suited to the climate.