William Troy

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William Troy
Medal of Honor recipient
Born 1848
Boston, Massachusetts
Died March 8, 1907 (aged 58–59)
Stockton, California
Place of burial Stockton State Hospital Cemetery in Stockton, California
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Rank Ordinary Seaman
Unit USS Colorado
Awards Medal of Honor

William Troy (1848–March 8, 1907) entered Service in the US Navy from Massachusetts as a United States Navy sailor. For bravery in action during the 1871 Korean Expedition he received the Medal of Honor on June 11, 1871.[1][2] He was part of the party that rescued the mortally wounded Hugh McKee at Citadel Korea and was himself wounded and specifically commended by the Lieutenant.[3]

Troy is buried in the Stockton State Hospital Cemetery in Stockton, California. A monument in his honor stands at the San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine, California. According to the San Joaquin National Cemetery's Website he is buried there, not at the state hospital in Stockton, in Section M-1, Grave 53.[4]

Medal of Honor citation[change | change source]

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1848, Boston, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 169, February 8, 1872.[1][2]


On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting at the side of Lt. McKee, by whom he was especially commended, Troy was badly wounded by the enemy.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "William Troy, Medal of Honor recipient". 1871 Korean Campaign. U.S Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Home of Heroes 1900 wars". Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  3. "Photo of Grave site of MOH Recipient William Troy". Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  4. "Cemeteries - San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery - Burial and Memorial Benefits". Retrieved January 24, 2013.