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Medal Of Honor Recipients

Korea 1871

  • COLEMAN, JOHN
    Born: 9 October 1847, Ireland.
    Rank and organization. Private, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: California.
    G.O. No. 169, 8 February 1872.
    Citation. On board the U.S.S. Colorado in action at Korea on 11 June 1871. Fighting hand-to-hand with the enemy, Coleman succeeded in saving the life of Alexander McKenzie.

  • DOUGHERTY, JAMES
    Born. 16 November 1839, Langhash, Ireland
    Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: Pennsylvania.
    G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Carondelet in various actions of that vessel. Wounded several times, Dougherty invariably returned to duty, presenting an example of constancy and devotion to the flag.

  • GRACE, PATRICK H.
    Born: 1835. Ireland.
    Rank and organizatian: Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Pennsylvania.
    G.O. No. 177, 4 December 1915.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Benicia during the attack on the Korean forts, 10 and 11 June 1871. Carrying out his duties with coolness, Grace set forth gallant and meritorious conduct throughout this action.

  • LUKES, WILLIAM F.
    Born: 1846, Bohemia.
    Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy.
    Enlisted at: Tientsin, China.
    G.O. No.: 180, 10 October 1872.
    Citation: 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.

  • McKENZlE, ALEXANDER
    Born: 1837, Scotland.
    Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York.
    G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting at the side of Lt. McKee during this action, McKenzie was struck by a sword and received a severe cut in the head from the blow.

  • McNAMARA, MICHAEL
    Born: 1841, Clure, Ireland.
    Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps.
    Accredited to: New York.
    G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. Benicia during the capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Advancing to the parapet, McNamara wrenched the match-lock from the hands of an enemy and killed him.

  • MERTON, JAMES F.
    Birth: England.
    Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy.
    G.O. No.: 180, 10 October 1872.
    Citation: Landsman and member of Company D during the capture of the Korean forts, 9 and 10 June 1871, Merton was severely wounded in the arm while trying to force his way into the fort.


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