John J. Clausey
|John J. Clausey|
|Born||May 16, 1875|
San Francisco, California
|Died||September 9, 1951(aged 76)|
|Place of burial||Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, California|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Biography[change | change source]
Clausey was born May 16, 1875 in San Francisco, California. He joined the navy where he was stationed aboard the USS Bennington as a chief gunner's mate. On July 21, 1905 one of the USS Bennington’s boilers exploded while it was in San Diego, California. Because of his actions he received the Medal January 5, 1906.
Medal of Honor citation[change | change source]
Rank and organization: Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S. Navy. Born: 16 May 1875, San Francisco, Calif. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.
On board the U.S.S. Bennington for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.
References[change | change source]
- "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Clausey, John J. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
- "Bennington". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
- "John J. Clausey". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. July 13, 2001. Retrieved November 23, 2012.