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William M. Charlie Horton

Date of birth: July 21, 1876
Date of death: February 14, 1969
Burial location: Seattle, Washington
Place of Birth: Illinois, Chicago
Home of record: Philadelphia Pennsylvania


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 M. Charlie Horton, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Although under heavy fire from the enemy, Private Horton assisted in the erection of barricades.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)

Action Date: July 21 - August 17, 1900

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private

Division: U.S.S. Oregon