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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

John L Younker

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    12th U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 9, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cedar Mountain, Virginia, USA
Citation
Voluntarily carried an order, at great risk of life in the face of a fire of grape and canister; in doing this he was wounded.
Medal of Honor Recipient John L. Younker
Medal of Honor Recipient John L. Younker
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 1, 1893
  • Born: November 16, 1836, Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Died: May 18, 1911, Logan, OH, United States
  • Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery (PMH) (2-105), Logan, OH, United States
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