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b. 08/11/1875 Sandusky, Ohio. d. 14/07/1938

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13, 20-22/06/1900 China.

 

Orndoff was born November 8, 1875 in Sandusky, Ohio and enlisted into the Marine Corps from Mare Island, California on October 17, 1896. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion. He received the Medal for his actions in China on 13 and 20–22 June 1900 and it was presented to him December 10, 1901. He was discharged from the marines due to a medical survey on January 12, 1902.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China, 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Orndoff distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HIGHLAND PARK CEMETERY, HIGHLAND HILLS, OHIO.

Veterans Section #3, Tier 5, Grave 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harry Westley Orndoff

ORNDOFF GRAVE