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John Andrews

John Andrews United states navy medal of honor recipient

United states navy medal of honor recipient
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Intro United states navy medal of honor recipient
Countries United States of America
Occupations Sailor Military personnel
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1821 (York County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)
The details

John Andrews (born 1821) was a United States Navy Ordinary Seaman received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean Expedition.

Medal of Honor citation

Ordinary Seaman Andrews' official Medal of Honor citation reads:

On board the USSĀ 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.

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