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China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion) - U.S. Navy

Frank Elmer Smith

Details
  • Rank:
  • Conflict/Era: China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Newark
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 20 - 22, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: China
Citation
In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Smith distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: August 22, 1864, Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: March 4, 1943, Boston, MA, United States
  • Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston, MA, United States
 

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