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b. 28/10/1878 Germany. d. 09/06/1970 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Davis was born October 28, 1878 in Germany, and after entering the navy he was sent as a Gunner's Mate Third Class to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Marblehead.

 

He was the last living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Spanish–American War when he died June 9, 1970 at the age of 92. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia and his grave can be found in section 11, lot 639-SS.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead, during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Davis set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 11, Lot 639-SS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Davis (Gunners Mate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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