William Charlie Horton
|William Charlie Horton|
William Horton wearing his Medal of Honor
|Born||July 21, 1876|
|Died||February 14, 1969(aged 92)|
|Buried at||Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
William Charlie Horton (July 21, 1876 – February 14, 1969) was a United States Marine and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Boxer Rebellion.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Place and date: Peking, China, July 21, to August 17, 1900. Entered service at: Pennsylvania. Born: July 21, 1876, Chicago, Ill. G.O. No.: 55, July 19, 1901.
In action against the enemy at Peking, China, July 21, to August 17, 1900. Although under heavy fire from the enemy, Horton assisted in the erection of barricades.
- "HORTON, WILLIAM CHARLIE". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2007-10-07.