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Interim 1899 - 1910 - U.S. Navy

John King

  • Rank: Watertender (Highest Rank: Chief Watertender)
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1899 - 1910
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Salem
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 13, 1909
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: at sea, U.S.S. Salem

Second Award: Serving on board the U.S.S. Salem, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, 13 September 1909.

Medal of Honor Recipient John King
Medal of Honor Recipient John King
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 19, 1909

    At the White House, by Pres. William H. Taft

  • Born: February 7, 1865, County Mayo
  • Died: May 20, 1938
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery (MH), Hot Springs, AR

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