Edward William Boers

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Edward William Boers
Medal of Honor recipient
Born(1884-03-10)March 10, 1884
Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedApril 2, 1929(1929-04-02) (aged 45)
Place of burial
Vine Street Hill Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
UnitUSS Bennington (PG-4)
AwardsMedal of Honor

Edward William Boers (March 10, 1884 – April 2, 1929) was a seaman serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Boers was born March 10, 1884, in Cincinnati, Ohio and after joining the navy from Kentucky was stationed aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) as a seaman. On July 21, 1905, the USS Bennington was in San Diego, California when a boiler exploded. For his actions received the Medal January 5, 1906.[1][2][3]

He died April 2, 1929, and is buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio.[4] His grave can be found in section 1, lot 111.[4]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 10 March 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio. Accredited to: Kentucky. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.


On board the U.S.S. Bennington, 21 July 1905. Following the explosion of a boiler of that vessel, Boers displayed extraordinary heroism in the resulting action.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Boers, Edward William entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Bennington". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. Archived from the original on December 7, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "Seaman Edward William Boers, USN, (1884-1929)". Online Library of Selected Images: -- People-- United States. Naval Historical Center, United States Navy. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Don Morfe (March 29, 2004). "Edward William Boers". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved September 24, 2010.

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