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China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion) - U.S. Navy

John McCloy

Details
  • Rank: Coxswain (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Commander)
  • Conflict/Era: China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Newark
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 20 - 22, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wu-Tsing-Hune and near Peh-Tsang, China
Citation

First Award: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China, 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Coxswain McCloy distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

Medal of Honor Recipient John McCloy
Medal of Honor Recipient John McCloy
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: January 3, 1876, Brewster, Putnam County, NY, United States
  • Died: May 25, 1945
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PMH) (8-5246), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: St. John's Roman Catholic Church (Medals for both actions), Leonia, NJ
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