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John Brown

John Brown

United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States Medal of Honor
John Brown
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Intro United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States Medal of Honor
Is Sailor Military personnel
From United States of America
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 1838, Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark
Awards
Medal of Honor  
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John Brown (born 1838, date of death unknown) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

A native of Denmark, Brown immigrated to the U.S. and joined the Navy from Maryland. By May 10, 1866, he was serving as captain of the afterguard on the USS De Soto. On that day, while the De Soto was off the coast of Eastport, Maine, he and two shipmates rescued two sailors from the USS Winooski from drowning. For this action, he and his shipmates, Seaman Richard Bates and Seaman Thomas Burke, were awarded the Medal of Honor three months later, on August 1.

Brown's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

For heroic conduct with 2 comrades, in rescuing from drowning James Rose and John Russell, seamen, of the U.S.S. Winooski, off Eastport, Maine, 10 May 1866.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 31 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/interawrds.html
https://books.google.com/books?id=153sdIkqIOoC&pg=PA14
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19136414
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/1706
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