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Edward William Boers
The back of Edward Boers Medal of Honor
Born (1884-03-10)March 10, 1884
Died April 2, 1929(1929-04-02) (aged 45)
Place of birth Cincinnati, Ohio
Place of burial Vine Street Hill Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Seaman
Unit USS Bennington (PG-4)
Awards Medal of Honor

Edward William Boers (March 10, 1884 – April 2, 1929) was a seaman serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Boers was born March 10, 1884 in Cincinnati, Ohio and after joining the navy from Kentucky was stationed aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) as a seaman. On July 21, 1905 the USS Bennington was in San Diego, California when a boiler exploded. For his actions received the Medal January 5, 1906.[1][2][3]

He died April 2, 1929 and is buried in Vine Street Hill Cemetery Cincinnati, Ohio.[4] His grave can be found in section 1, lot 111.[4]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 10 March 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio. Accredited to: Kentucky. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.


On board the U.S.S. Bennington, 21 July 1905. Following the explosion of a boiler of that vessel, Boers displayed extraordinary heroism in the resulting action.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Boers, Edward William entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/inter1901-11.html. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  2. "Bennington". Dictonary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/b5/bennington-i.htm. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  3. "Seaman Edward William Boers, USN, (1884-1929)". Online Library of Selected Images: -- People-- United States. Naval Historical Center, United States Navy. http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-b/ew-boers.htm. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Don Morfe (March 29, 2004). "Edward William Boers". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8572979. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 

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