James F. Merton

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James F. Merton

Medal of Honor recipient
Born 1843
Cheshire, England
Died Unknown
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg United States Navy
Rank Landsman
Unit USS Colorado
Battles/wars Ganghwa Island
Korean Expedition
Awards Medal of Honor

James F. Merton (born 1843) was a United States Navy sailor. He received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition in 1871. Landsman Merton was severely wounded during the seizure of the forts.

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Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Birth: England. G.O. No.: 180, October 10, 1872.

Citation:

Landsman and member of Company D during the capture of the Korean forts, 9 and 10 June 1871, Merton was severely wounded in the arm while trying to force his way into the fort.[1]

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