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Korean Campaign 1871 - U.S. Marine Corps

Michael McNamara

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Korean Campaign 1871
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Benicia
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 11, 1871
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Korean Forts, Korea
On board the U.S.S. Benicia during the capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Advancing to the parapet, McNamara wrenched the matchlock from the hands of an enemy and killed him.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1841, County Clare, Ireland
  • Died: April 25, 1907, Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • Buried: Holy Name Cemetery (I-G-29), Jersey City, NJ, United States

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