John Andrews (Medal of Honor)
Medal of Honor recipient
York County, Pennsylvania
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citation
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.
- "Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
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