WILLARD L. DITMAN, C 6TH US INF
MANILA. (Received September 6, 1900-8.05 a. m.)
Killed—September 1, Paete, Luzon, Company I, Thirty-seventh Infantry, Charles A. Wilson; September 2, Carmona, Luzon, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, Sergt. Ludlow F. North; August 24, Agutag, Panay, Company C, Sixth Infantry, Corpl. Willard L. Ditman; September 1, Rio Grande, Luzon, B, Thirty-fourth Infantry, Eldridge Harris. Wounded—August 24, San Mateo, Luzon, Company D, Twenty-seventh Infantry, Charles H. Carter, chest, serious; June 14, Rio Cagayan de Misamis, Company L, Fortieth Infantry, Corporal Jesse G. Moody. This soldier previously reported killed now known wounded and prisoner hands insurgents.
Malinao to Agutay and back, August 24 1900
"Company C: - On August 24, 1900, 1st Sergeant Joseph Jalofski, Sergeant Dudley Ockendon, Corporals Frank D. Griffin, Willard L. Ditman, eighteen (18) privates, part of a detachment at Malinao, P.I. 2nd Lieut. D. C. Anderson, 6th Infantry in command, left Malinao 3:15 a.m. August 24, 1900 on a reconnoissance to Agutay P.I., arrived at Agutay 4:00 a.m., August 24, 1900, thereat participating in attack upon enemy's quarters, left Agutay at 4:30 a.m. August 24, 1900 arrived at Malinao at 5:30 a.m. August 24, 1900, Distance travelled about five (5) miles. Casualties, Corporal Willard L. Ditman, killed, gunshot wounds in breast and through thigh of left limb."
Agutay, August 24, 1900
August 24th a detachment of twenty-two enlisted men of Company C, under command of Lieutenant Anderson left Malinao on a reconnaissance to Agutay and while there participated in an attack upon the insurgent quarters, in which Corporal Willard L. Dittmen was killed.