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John Alphonsus Murphy

Date of birth: February 26, 1881
Date of death: November 29, 1935
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Home of record: Washington District of Columbia


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 Drummer John Alphonsus Murphy, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 1st Regiment (Marines), in action in the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Drummer Murphy 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: Drummer

Regiment: 1st Regiment (Marines)