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Alexander McKenzie

Date of birth: 1837
Date of death: Unknown
Place of Birth: Scotland, Glasgow
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 Boatswain's Mate Alexander McKenzie, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Colorado during the capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting at the side of Lieutenant McKee during this action, Boatswain's Mate McKenzie was struck by a sword and received a severe cut in the head from the blow.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 169 (February 8, 1872)

Action Date: June 11, 1871

Service: Navy

Rank: Boatswain's Mate

Division: U.S.S. Colorado