John Andrews

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John Andrews
York County, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
RankOrdinary Seaman
UnitUSS Benicia
AwardsMedal of Honor

John Andrews (born 1821) was a United States Navy sailor. He received the Medal of Honor because of his actions in the Korean Expedition.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[change | change source]

Andrews' Medal of Honor recognized his conduct in action against Korean forts in June 1871. At the front of his a small boat, he measured the depth of shallow waters while under a heavy fire.[2]

The words of Andrews' citation explain:

On board the USS Benicia in action against Korean forts on 9 and 10 June 1871. Stationed at the lead in passing the forts, Andrews stood on the gunwale on the Benicia's launch, lashed to the ridgerope. He remained unflinchingly in this dangerous position and gave his soundings with coolness and accuracy under a heavy fire.[2]

References[change | change source]

Medal of Honor
  1. Naval Historical Center, "Ordinary Seaman John Andrews, USN, (1821-????)"; retrieved 2011-11-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 US Army Center of Military History, "Medal of Honor Recipients, Korean Campaign 1871"; retrieved 2012-11-23.