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John S. Stokes

Birthplace: New York, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About John S. Stokes

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Chief Master At Arms John S. Stokes, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while serving on board the U.S.S. New York off the coast of Jamaica, 31 March 1899. Showing gallant conduct, Chief Master at Arms Stokes jumped overboard and assisted in the rescue of Peter Mahoney, Watertender, U.S. Navy.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 525, July 29, 1899

Action Date: March 31, 1899

Service: Navy

Rank: Chief Master at Arms

Division: U.S.S. New York

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John S. Stokes's Timeline

June 12, 1871
New York, USA
February 14, 1923
Age 51
Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA