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Korean Campaign 1871 - U.S. Navy

John Andrews

Details
  • Rank: Ordinary Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Korean Campaign 1871
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Benicia
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 9, 1871
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Korean Forts, Korea
Citation
On board the U.S.S. Benicia in action against Korean forts on 9 and 10 June 1871. Stationed at the lead in passing the forts, Andrews stood on the gunwale on the Benicia's launch, lashed to the ridgerope. He remained unflinchingly in this dangerous position and gave his soundings with coolness and accuracy under a heavy fire.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1821, York County, PA, United States
  • Died:
  • Location of Medal: Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
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