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MORRIS, JOHN

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For leaping overboard from the U.S. flagship Lancaster, at Villefranche, France, 25 December 1881, and rescuing from drowning Robert Blizzard, ordinary seaman, a prisoner, who had jumped overboard.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal U.S.S. Lancaster

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1881 New York

Citation

For leaping overboard from the U.S. flagship Lancaster, at Villefranche, France, 25 December 1881, and rescuing from drowning Robert Blizzard, ordinary seaman, a prisoner, who had jumped overboard.