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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 20/06/1873 Charleston, West Virginia. d. 09/09/1922 St Louis, Missouri.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/06/1898 Cuzco, Cuba.

 

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the War with Spain with the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Cuzco, Cuba, on June 14, 1898. His Medal was awarded to him on December 13, 1898. A career Marine, he served in the Philippines in 1901, where he was recommended for another Medal of Honor (which was rejected). Later serving in World War I, he was awarded both the Navy Cross and the Army Distinguished Service award.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Distinguishing himself during this action, Quick signaled the U.S.S. Dolphin on 3 different occasions while exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, JENNINGS, MISSOURI.

Section 3, Lot 343, Grave 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Henry Quick

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