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Korean Campaign 1871 - U.S. Navy

William F. Lukes

  • Rank: Landsman (Highest Rank: Seaman)
  • Conflict/Era: Korean Campaign 1871
  • Unit/Command:
    Ship's Company D,
    U.S.S. Colorado
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 9, 1871
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Korean Forts, Korea
Served with Company D during the capture of the Korean forts, 9 and 10 June 1871. Fighting the enemy inside the fort, Lukes received a severe cut over the head.
Medal of Honor Recipient William F. Lukes
Medal of Honor Recipient William F. Lukes
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Tientsin
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: February 19, 1847, Niderbergdorf, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic)
  • Died: December 17, 1923, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Buried: Los Angeles National Cemetery (MH) (7-F-19), Los Angeles, CA, United States

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