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Herbert Irving Preston

Date of birth: August 6, 1876
Date of death: Unknown
Place of Birth: New Jersey, Berkeley
Home of record: Berkeley New Jersey


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the China Relief

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Herbert Irving Preston, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Private Preston distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)

Action Date: July 21 - August 17, 1900

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private