|Edwin Nelson Appleton|
|Born||August 28, 1877|
|Died||September 26, 1937(aged 60)|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
|Place of burial||Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn, New York|
United States Marine Corps|
United States Army
|Years of service||1898 - 1903 (Marine Corps)|
First Sergeant (Marine Corps)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Appleton was born August 28, 1877 in Brooklyn, New York, and after entering the US Marine Corps in 1898 he was sent as a Corporal to China to fight in the Boxer Rebellion. On June 20, 1900 while fighting in Tientsin, China he crossed the river in a small boat while under heavy enemy fire and assisted in destroying several buildings occupied by the enemy.
He died September 26, 1937 and is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. His grave can be found in section K/111, lot 13724/41 in the Anderson Mausoleum.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 29 August 1876, Brooklyn, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 84, 22 March 1902.
In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat while under heavy enemy fire, Appleton assisted in destroying buildings occupied by the enemy.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "APPLETON, EDWIN NELSON". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/chinare.html. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
- ↑ "Edwin Nelson Appleton". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8205100. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
- "Edwin Nelson Appleton". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=780. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
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