Michael Owens (Medal of Honor)
Medal of Honor recipient
February 6, 1837|
Manhattan, New York
|Died||December 8, 1890(aged 53)|
|Place of burial||Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1865 - 1888|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: February 6, 1853, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 169, February 8, 1872.
On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the capture of Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting courageously in hand-to-hand combat, Owens was badly wounded by the enemy during this action.
- USMC History Division
- "Owens, Michael", CMH.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
- "Owens, Michael". Medal of Honor recipients — Korean Campaign 1871. United States Army Center of Military History (CMH). Retrieved 2007-10-21.
- "Medal of Honor recipients: Korean Expedition - 1871" (MS Word). Home of Heroes. Retrieved 2006-12-15.
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