John Davis (Medal of Honor, 1898)
October 28, 1878|
|Died||June 9, 1970(aged 91)|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
He was the last living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Spanish–American War when he died June 9, 1970 at the age of 92. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia and his grave can be found in section 11, lot 639-SS.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy. Place and date: On board U.S.S. Marblehead at Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Born: 28 October 1878, Germany. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead, during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Davis set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- "John Davis". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- "Arlington National Cemetery". John Davis, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy. Arlington National Cemetery website. March 26, 2006. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
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