|Erwin Jay Boydston|
|Born||April 22, 1875|
|Died||May 19, 1957(aged 82)|
|Place of birth||Bailey, Colorado|
|Place of death||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Place of burial||National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1897 - 1902|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
While fighting the enemy in Peking, China from July 21-August 17, 1900 he assisted in the erection of barricades under heavy enemy fire and for his action received the Medal of Honor.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 22 April 1875, Deer Creek, Colo. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901. Citation:
In the presence of the enemy at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Under a heavy fire from the enemy during this period, Boydston assisted in the erection of barricades.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "BOYDSTON, ERWIN JAY". 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.
- ↑ "Erwin Jay Boydston". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3770172. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
- "Erwin Jay Boydston". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=829. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
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