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Erwin Jay Boydston

Date of birth: April 22, 1875
Date of death: May 19, 1957
Burial location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Place of Birth: Colorado, Deer Creek
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 Erwin Jay Boydston, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action the presence of the enemy at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Under a heavy fire from the enemy during this period, Private Boydston assisted in the erection of barricades.

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

Action Date: July 19 - August 17, 1900

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private