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William F. Zion

Date of birth: October 23, 1872
Date of death: March 25, 1919
Burial location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Place of Birth: Indiana, Knightstown
Home of record: California


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 Private William F. Zion, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Private Zion 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: Private