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Korean Campaign 1871 - U.S. Navy

Alexander McKenzie

Details
  • Rank: Boatswain's Mate
  • Conflict/Era: Korean Campaign 1871
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Colorado
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 11, 1871
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Korean Forts, Korea
Citation
On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting at the side of Lt. McKee during this action, McKenzie was struck by a sword and received a severe cut in the head from the blow.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1837, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Died:
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