|Edward William Boers|
The back of Edward Boers Medal of Honor
|Born||March 10, 1884|
|Died||April 2, 1929(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|
|Unit||USS Bennington (PG-4)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
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.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- 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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- "Edward William Boers". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=769. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
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