George F. Brock

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George F. Brock
Born (1872-10-18)October 18, 1872
Cleveland, Ohio
Died October 12, 1914
San Marin County, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service c. 1905 - c. 1910
Rank Carpenter's Mate Second Class
Unit USS Bennington
Battles/wars Peacetime award
Awards Medal of Honor

George Frederick Brock (born October 18, 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio) was a United States Navy Carpenter's Mate received the Medal of Honor for actions on board the USS Bennington off San Diego, California during a boiler explosion which killed 62 enlisted men and one officer.

The 1910 United States Census records him as still serving in the Navy. He died October 12, 1914 in Marin County, California. He is buried at San Francisco National Cemetery.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Carpenter's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy. Born: October 18, 1872, Cleveland, Ohio. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 13, January 5, 1906.

Citation:

Serving on board the U.S.S. Bennington for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.[2]

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