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CMOHS.org - Private McNAMARA, MICHAEL, U.S. Marine Corps

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McNAMARA, MICHAEL

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
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Born: 1841, Clure, Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 169
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Accredited To: New York
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McNAMARA, MICHAEL Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Benicia during the capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Advancing to the parapet, McNamara wrenched the match-lock from the hands of an enemy and killed him.