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

William F Zion

Details
  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant U.S. Army)
  • Conflict/Era: China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
  • Unit/Command:
    Capt. Newt H. Hall's Marine Detachment,
    U.S.S. Newark
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 21 - August 17, 1900
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Peking, China
Citation
In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Zion distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: October 23, 1872, Knightstown, Henry County, IN, United States
  • Died: March 25, 1919, Chattanooga, TN, United States
  • Buried: Chattanooga National Cemetery (MH) (U-40), Chattanooga, TN, United States
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