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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 23/07/1834 Rawdon, Quebec, Canada. d. 01/11/1905 Chicago, Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/06/1871 Korea.

 

Korean Expedition Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Buffalo, New York, he served as a US Navy Quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Colorado. During an attack on Korean forts at positions called the Citadel, June 11, 1871, Quartermaster Rogers was part of the landing party. In the assault, the leading officer was wounded and even though himself wounded, Quartermaster Rogers fought courageously in hand-to-hand combat to protect the officer. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 8, 1872. He was also a veteran of the Civil War.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the attack and capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting courageously at the side of Lt. McKee during this action, Rogers was wounded by the enemy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FOREST HOME CEMETERY, FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS.

Sect. CL, plot 1611

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Samuel F Rogers

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