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b. 10/06/1872 Latendorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. d. 10/07/1941 Napa, California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/06/1900 Tientsin, China.

 

Heisch was born June 10, 1872 in Latendorf, Germany, and after entering the marine corps he was sent as a private to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion.

 

While fighting the enemy in Tientsin, China on June 20, 1900, he and a few other soldiers crossed the river in a small boat while under heavy fire and they assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy. For this action, he received the Medal of Honor from President Theodore Roosevelt on March 22, 1902.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat while under heavy fire, Heisch assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: TULOCAY CEMETERY, NAPA, CALIFORNIA.

Main Mausoleum.

Henry William Heisch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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