|Edward Alvin Clary|
|Born||May 6, 1883|
|Died||April 30, 1939(aged 55)|
|Place of birth||Foxport, Kentucky|
|Place of death||Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|Place of burial||Santa Fe National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Hopkins (DD-6)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
A native of Foxport, Fleming County, Kentucky, Clary joined the Navy from that state. By February 14, 1910, he was serving as a watertender on the USS Hopkins (DD-6). On that day, the Hopkins experienced a boiler accident. For his actions during the incident, Bonney was awarded the Medal of Honor a month later, on March 23, 1910. Another sailor, Chief Watertender Robert Earl Bonney, received the medal for the same incident.
Clary's official Medal of Honor citation reads:
On board the U.S.S. Hopkins for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, 14 February 1910.
Clary reached the rank of chief watertender before leaving the Navy after a 30-year career. He later worked as a prohibition agent and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At age 55, he died at his home in Santa Fe of coronary thrombosis; he was buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1901-1911". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/inter1901-11.html. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
- ↑ Melzer, Richard (2007). Buried Treasures: Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Sunstone Press. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-86534-531-7. http://books.google.com/books?id=UxiTZmoAAKgC&pg=PA298. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
- "Edward Alvin Clary". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9786. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
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