John J. Clausey

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John J. Clausey
Born (1875-05-16)May 16, 1875
San Francisco, California
Died September 9, 1951(1951-09-09) (aged 76)
Place of burial Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, California
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Lieutenant
Unit USS Bennington (PG-4)
Awards Medal of Honor

John Joseph Clausey (May 16, 1875 – September 9, 1951) was a chief gunner's mate serving in the United States Navy during who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

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.[1][2]

He died September 9, 1951 and is buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, California.[3] His grave can be found in section C, grave 121-B.[3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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.

Citation:

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.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. 
  2. ^ "Bennington". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. Retrieved September 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "John J. Clausey". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. July 13, 2001. Retrieved September 19, 2010. 

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