Edward Floyd (Medal of Honor)
February 21, 1850|
|Died||January 16, 1923(aged 72)|
|Place of burial||Saint Lawrence Cemetery Charleston, South Carolina|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Iowa (BB-4)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Floyd was born on February 21, 1850, in Ireland. After immigrating to the United States joined the navy, he was stationed aboard the USS Iowa (BB-4) as a boilermaker when on January 25, 1905 a boiler plate blew out from boiler D. For his actions during the explosion he received the medal March 20, 1905.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Boilermaker, U.S. Navy. Born: 21 February 1850, Ireland. Accredited to: South Carolina. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Iowa, for extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel, 25 January 1905.
- "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Floyd, Edward entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
- "Iowa". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
- Done Morfe (August 31, 2003). "Edward Floyd". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave.