John Walter Ehle (1873 - 1927)

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Birthplace: Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About John Walter Ehle

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Fireman First Class John Walter Ehle, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 May 1898. Following the blowing out of a lower manhole plate joint on Boiler B of that vessel, Fireman First Class Ehle assisted in hauling the fires in the hot, vapor-filled atmosphere which necessitated the playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 502, December 14, 1898

Action Date: May 21, 1898

Service: Navy

Rank: Fireman First Class

Division: U.S.S. Concord

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John Ehle's Timeline

May 11, 1873
Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, USA
July 25, 1927
Age 54
Oakland, Alameda, California, USA