|Herbert Irving Preston|
|Born||August 6, 1876|
|Died||December 8, 1928|
|Place of birth||Berkeley, New Jersey|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1899 - 1901|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Preston was born August 6, 1876 in Berkeley Township, New Jersey and enlisted into the Marine Corps from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 29, 1899. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.
He received the Medal for his actions in Peking, China from July 21 – August 17, 1900 and it was presented to him July 19, 1901.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 6 August 1876, Berkeley, N.J. Accredited to: New Jersey G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Preston distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
- ↑ Karl Schuon (June 1963). U. S. Marine Corps biographical dictionary: the corps' fighting men, what they did, where they served. Franklin Watts, Inc.. p. 174. http://books.google.com/books?id=WMY6AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=U.+S.+Marine+Corps+biographical+dictionary:&cd=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "MOORE, ALBERT". 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 7, 2010.
- "Herbert Irving Preston". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1342. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
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