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Michael McNamara

Date of birth: 1841
Date of death: Unknown
Place of Birth: Ireland, Clure
Home of record: New York New York


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 Private Michael McNamara, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Benecia during the capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Advancing to the parapet, Private McNamara wrenched the match-lock from the hands of an enemy and killed him.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 169 (February 8, 1872)

Action Date: June 11, 1871

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private

Division: U.S.S. Benecia