31 August 2008

Medal of Honor: J. McCloy


Coxswain (later Chief Boatswain), US Navy

Born: 3 January 1876, Brewster, New York
Died: 25 May 1945, Leonia, New Jersey

Citation: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China, 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Coxswain McCloy distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

Citation: For heroism in leading 3 picket launches along Vera Cruz sea front, drawing Mexican fire and enabling cruisers to save our men on shore, 22 April 1914. Though wounded, he gallantly remained at his post.

Note: USS McCloy (DE 1038) was named in his honour.

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