John Coleman (Medal of Honor)
Medal of Honor recipient
October 9, 1847|
County Cork, Ireland
|Died||October 30, 1904
New York City, New York
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1870 - 1893|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Coleman (October 9, 1847 – October 30, 1904) was a United States Marine who received the United States military's highest decoration for bravery—the Medal of Honor—for his actions during the Korean Expedition. He was Irish-born, and received the Medal for saving the life of Boatswain's Mate Alexander McKenzie while under enemy attack on the USS Colorado.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization. Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: October 9, 1847, Ireland. Accredited to: California. G.O. No. 169, February 8, 1872.
On board the U.S.S. Colorado in action at Korea on 11 June 1871. Fighting hand-to-hand with the enemy, Coleman succeeded in saving the life of Alexander McKenzie.
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