John J. Clausey
|John J. Clausey|
May 16, 1875|
San Francisco, California
|Died||September 9, 1951(aged 76)|
|Place of burial||Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, California|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Bennington (PG-4)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Clausey was born May 16, 1875 in San Francisco, California and joined the navy where he was stationed aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) as a chief gunner's mate. On July 21, 1905 one of the USS Bennington’s boilers exploded while it was in San Diego, California. For his actions he received the Medal January 5, 1906.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: May 16, 1875, San Francisco, Calif. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: January 13, 5, 1906.
On board the U.S.S. Bennington for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.
- "Interim Awards, 1901–1911; Clausey, John J. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
- "Bennington". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
- "John J. Clausey". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. July 13, 2001. Retrieved September 19, 2010.