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Interim 1899 - 1910 - U.S. Navy

John King

Details
  • Rank: Watertender (Highest Rank: Chief Watertender)
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1899 - 1910
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Vicksburg
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 29, 1901
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: U.S.S. Vicksburg, USA
Citation

First Award: On board the U.S.S. Vicksburg, for heroism in the line of his profession at the time of the accident to the boiler, 29 May 1901.

Medal of Honor Recipient John King
Medal of Honor Recipient John King
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1901
  • Born: February 7, 1862, County Mayo, Ireland
  • Died: May 20, 1938, Hot Springs, AR, United States
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery (MH), Hot Springs, AR, United States
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