William Charlie Horton

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William Charlie Horton
Head and shoulders of a young white man wearing a cap pushed high up on his forehead and a plain military jacket with a star-shaped medal hanging from a ribbon pinned to his left breast.
William Horton wearing his Medal of Honor
Born (1876-07-21)July 21, 1876
Died February 14, 1969(1969-02-14) (aged 92)
Buried at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery
Seattle, Washington
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Rank Private
Battles/wars Boxer Rebellion
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.

Horton served in the American Chinese Relief Expedition during the Boxer Rebellion as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Peking, China.

His Medal was issued on July 19, 1901.[1] He is buried at Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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.

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  1. ^ "William Charlie Horton". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-08-23.