About Henry William Heisch
Awarded for actions during the China Relief
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Henry William Heisch, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat while under heavy fire, Private Heisch assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 84, March 22, 1902
Action Date: 20-Jun-00
Service: Marine Corps