John Coleman (Medal of Honor)
Medal of Honor recipient
October 9, 1847|
County Cork, Ireland
|Died||November 25, 1897
New York City, New York
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1870 - 1893|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Coleman (October 9, 1847 – November 25, 1897) was a United States Marine. He received the United States military's highest decoration for bravery. It is called the Medal of Honor. He received it for his actions during the Korean Expedition. He was Irish-born, and received the Medal for saving the life of Boatswain's Mate Alexander McKenzie while under enemy attack on the USS Colorado.
Medal of Honor citation[change | change source]
On board the U.S.S. Colorado in action at Korea on 11 June 1871. Fighting hand-to-hand with the enemy, Coleman succeeded in saving the life of Alexander McKenzie.
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- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
- "Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/korean1871.html. Retrieved January 1, 2013.