John Andrews (Medal of Honor)

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John Andrews
US Navy Medal of Honor (1862 original).png
Medal of Honor recipient
Born 1821
York County, Pennsylvania
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg United States Navy
Rank Ordinary Seaman
Unit USS Benicia
Awards Medal of Honor

John Andrews (born 1821) was a United States Navy Ordinary Seaman received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean Expedition.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Ordinary Seaman Andrews' official Medal of Honor citation reads:

On board the USS Benicia in action against Korean forts on 9 and 10 June 1871. Stationed at the lead in passing the forts, Andrews stood on the gunwale on the Benicia's launch, lashed to the ridgerope. He remained unflinchingly in this dangerous position and gave his soundings with coolness and accuracy under a heavy fire.

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