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Edward Alvin Clary
Born (1883-05-06)May 6, 1883
Died April 30, 1939(1939-04-30) (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
Rank Chief Watertender
Unit USS Hopkins (DD-6)
Awards Medal of Honor

Edward Alvin Clary (May 6, 1883 – April 30, 1939) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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