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b. 1845 Ireland.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 07/09/1871 Delaware River.

 

A native of Ireland, King immigrated to the United States and joined the Navy from New York in July 1871. By September 7, 1871, he was serving as an ordinary seaman on the USS Iroquois. On that day, while Iroquois was in the Delaware River, he jumped overboard and rescued a shipmate from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor ten months later, on July 9, 1872.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Iroquois, Delaware River, 7 September 1871. Jumping overboard at the imminent risk of his life, King rescued one of the crew of that vessel from drowning.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

Hugh King

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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