Michael Owens (Medal of Honor)

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Michael Owens
US Navy Medal of Honor (1862 original).png
Medal of Honor recipient
Born(1837-02-06)February 6, 1837
Manhattan, New York
DiedDecember 8, 1890(1890-12-08) (aged 53)
Place of burial
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service1865 - 1888
UnitUSS Colorado
Battles/warsKorean Expedition
AwardsMedal of Honor

Michael Owens (February 6, 1837–December 8, 1890) was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition of 1871.

Owens enlisted in the Marine Corps from New York City in August 1865, and was medically discharged in 1888.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ USMC History Division
  2. ^ "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.

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