General Henry Ware Lawton was the highest ranking American officer killed in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902). He was shot by a Filipino sharp shooter at the Battle of Paye (Morong, Rizal) on December 19, 1899. The Plaza Lawton in Manila was named after him.
His death was so called "ironic". He was the one who captured the very notorious American Indian leader named Geronimo, but he was killed in the Philippines by the Filipino sharp shooter under the command of General Licerio Geronimo, commander of Morong Province. The sharp shooters were trained under the late General Antonio Luna and were called "tiradores de la muerte" or shooters of death.