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Michael Owens

Date of birth: February 6, 1837
Date of death: December 08, 1890
Place of Birth: New York, New York
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 Owens, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Colorado during the capture of Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting courageously in hand-to-hand combat, Private Owens was badly wounded by the enemy during this action.

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. Colorado