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China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion) - U.S. Marine Corps

John Mapes Adams

  • Also Known As: Day, George Lawrence
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 13, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Tientsin, China

In the presence of the enemy during the battle near Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900, Adams distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Adams/George L. Day
Medal of Honor Recipient John M. Adams/George L. Day
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: October 11, 1871, Haverhill, Essex County, MA, United States
  • Died: January 6, 1921, Fort Wadsworth, NY, United States
  • Buried: Cypress Hills National Cemetery (MH) (2-8262), Brooklyn, NY, United States
From the CMOHS Archives

The Historical Branch of the U.S. Marine Corps records that John M. Adams was born as George Lawrence Day.


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