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David John Scannell

Date of birth: March 30, 1875
Date of death: May 07, 1923
Burial location: Togus, Maine
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Boston
Home of record: Boston Massachusetts


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 David John Scannell, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Private Scannell 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