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John E. Clancy

Date of birth: October 25, 1869
Date of death: July 11, 1932
Burial location: Fort Riley, Kansas
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Home of record: Vancouver Barracks Washington


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Musician John E. Clancy, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 29 December 1890, while serving with Company E, 1st U.S. Artillery, in action at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. Musician Clancy twice voluntarily rescued wounded comrades under fire of the enemy.

General Orders: Date of Issue: January 23, 1892

Action Date: December 29, 1890

Service: Army

Rank: Musician

Company: Company E

Division: 1st U.S. Artillery