Medal of Honor recipient
|Died||March 8, 1907 (aged 58–59)
|Place of burial||San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery (Section M-1, Grave 53), Santa Nella, California|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
William Troy (1848–March 8, 1907) entered service in the US Navy from Massachusetts as a United States Navy sailor. For bravery in action during the 1871 Korean Expedition he received the Medal of Honor on June 11, 1871. He was part of the party that rescued the mortally wounded Hugh McKee at Citadel Korea and was himself wounded and specifically commended by the Lieutenant.
Originally buried at the Stockton State Hospital Cemetery, his remains were moved to the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery (Section M-1, Grave 53) in Santa Nella Village, Merced County, California.
Medal of Honor citation
On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting at the side of Lt. McKee, by whom he was especially commended, Troy was badly wounded by the enemy.
- "William Troy, Medal of Honor recipient". 1871 Korean Campaign. U.S Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved 2007-12-11.
- "Home of Heroes 1900 wars". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "Photo of Grave site of MOH Recipient William Troy". Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- "Cemeteries – San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery – Burial and Memorial Benefits". Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- William Troy at Find a Grave
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