Edward William Boers
|Edward William Boers|
The back of Edward Boers Medal of Honor
March 10, 1884|
|Died||April 2, 1929(aged 45)|
|Place of burial||Vine Street Hill Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Bennington (PG-4)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Boers was born March 10, 1884 in Cincinnati, Ohio and after joining the navy from Kentucky was stationed aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) as a seaman. On July 21, 1905 the USS Bennington was in San Diego, California when a boiler exploded. For his actions received the Medal January 5, 1906.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 10 March 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio. Accredited to: Kentucky. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.
On board the U.S.S. Bennington, 21 July 1905. Following the explosion of a boiler of that vessel, Boers displayed extraordinary heroism in the resulting action.
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