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John Andrews

Date of birth: 1821
Date of death: Unknown
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, York County
Home of record: Maryland


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Marine Amphibious Landing in Korea

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ordinary Seaman John Andrews, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Benicia in action against Korean forts on 9 and 10 June 1871. Stationed at the lead in passing the forts, Ordinary Seaman 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.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 176, July 9, 1872

Action Date: June 09 & 10, 1871

Service: Navy

Rank: Ordinary Seaman

Division: U.S.S. Benecia