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

William F Zion

  • 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
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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