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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Alexander Parker

Details
  • Rank: Boatswain's Mate
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Portsmouth
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 25, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Mare Island Navy Yard, California, USA
Citation
For gallant conduct in attempting to save a shipmate from drowning at the Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal., on 25 July 1876.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1832, Kensington, NJ, United States
  • Died: October 2, 1900, Vallejo, CA, United States
  • Buried: Mare Island Cemetery (MH), Vallejo, CA, United States
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