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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1821 York County, Pennsylvania. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 09-10/06/1871 Korea.

 

He was a United States Navy Ordinary Seaman received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean Expedition.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the USS Benicia in action against Korean forts on 9 and 10 June 1871. Stationed at the lead in passing the forts, Andrews stood on the gunwale on the Benicia's launch, lashed to the ridgerope. He remained unflinchingly in this dangerous position and gave his soundings with coolness and accuracy under a heavy fire.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

John Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ANDREWS MEDAL OF HONOR