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KING, JOHN

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First Award On board the U.S.S. Vicksburg, for heroism in the line of his profession at the time of the accident to the boiler, 29 May 1901. Second Award Watertender, serving on board the U.S.S. Salem, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, 13 September 1909.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Watertender (highest rank: Chief Watertender) U.S.S. Vicksburg; U.S.S. Salem

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1901 County Mayo, Ireland

Citation

First Award On board the U.S.S. Vicksburg, for heroism in the line of his profession at the time of the accident to the boiler, 29 May 1901. Second Award Watertender, serving on board the U.S.S. Salem, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, 13 September 1909.