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John McCloy

Date of birth: January 3, 1876
Date of death: May 25, 1945
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: New York, Brewster
Home of record: New York New York

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

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 (First Award) to Coxswain John McCloy, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the detachment from the U.S.S. Newark, fighting with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China, 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Coxswain McCloy distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

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

Action Date: June 13 & 20 - 22, 1900

Service: Navy

Rank: Coxswain

Division: U.S.S. Newark

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Dominican Republic Occupation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor (Second Award) to Chief Boatswain's Mate John McCloy, United States Navy, for heroism in leading three picket launches along Vera Cruz sea front, drawing Mexican fire and enabling cruisers to save our men on shore, 22 April 1914. Though wounded, Chief Boatswain's Mate McCloy gallantly remained at his post.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 177 (December 4, 1915)

Action Date: 22-Apr-14

Service: Navy

Rank: Chief Boatswain's Mate

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant John McCloy, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in Command of the U.S.S. Curlew, engaged in the important and hazardous work of clearing the North Sea of mines during World War I.

Action Date: World War I

Service: Navy

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Curlew