|Place of birth||York, Maine|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Cyrus Hayden was a United States Navy sailor received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean Expedition on June 11, 1871. While serving as the color bearer for the USS Colorado's crew and Marines, Hayden planted the American Flag on the ramparts under heavy enemy fire.
Hayden enlisted in the Navy from Boston, Massachusetts in 1869.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
Rank and organization: Carpenter, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, York, Maine Accredited to: Maine. G.O. No.: 169, February 8, 1872.
On board the USS Colorado during the attack and capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Serving as color bearer of the battalion, Hayden planted his flag on the ramparts of the citadel and protected it under a heavy fire from the enemy.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/korean1871.html. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
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