|John L. Younker|
|Born||November 16, 1836|
|Died||May 18, 1911|
|Place of birth||Wurttemberg, Germany|
|Buried at||Logan, Ohio|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company A, 12th U.S. Infantry|
Battle of Cedar Mountain|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John L. Younker (November 16, 1836 - May 18, 1911) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Younker received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Younker's medal was won for his heroism at the Battle of Cedar Mountain in Virginia on August 9, 1862. He was honored with the award on November 1, 1893.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John L. Younker, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 9 August 1862, while serving with Company A, 12th U.S. Infantry, in action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia. Private Younker voluntarily carried an order, at great risk of life in the face of a fire of grape and canister; in doing this he was wounded.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "John L. Younker". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=1956. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Civil War (T-Z) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_tz.html#YOUNKER. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
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