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Korean Campaign 1871 - U.S. Marine Corps

Michael Owens

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Korean Campaign 1871
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Colorado
  • 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. Colorado during the capture of Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting courageously in hand-to-hand combat, Owens was badly wounded by the enemy during this action.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: February 6, 1837, New York, NY, United States
  • Died: December 7, 1890, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery Naval Plot (2-22-14), Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Location of Medal: National Museum of the US Marine Corps, Quantico, VA

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