|Born||August 25, 1873|
|Died||September 12, 1956(aged 83)|
|Place of birth||Thorold, Ontario|
|Place of burial||Long Island National Cemetery, Suffolk County, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Chief Gunner's Mate|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born on August 25, 1873, in Thorold, Ontario, Everetts immigrated to the United States and was living in New York City when he joined the Navy. By February 11, 1898, he was serving as a gunner's mate third class on the USS Cushing. On that day, he and Ship's Cook First Class Daniel Atkins attempted unsuccessfully to rescue Ensign Joseph Breckinridge, who had fallen overboard. For this action, both Everetts and Atkins were awarded the Medal of Honor three months later, on May 20, 1898.
Everetts's official Medal of Honor citation reads:
Serving on board the U.S.S. Cushing, 11 February 1898, Everetts displayed gallant conduct in attempting to save the life of the late Ens. Joseph C. Breckinridge, U.S. Navy, who fell overboard at sea from that vessel.
- ↑ "John Everetts". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1728. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1871–1898". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/int1871-98.html. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
- ↑ "John Everetts". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. May 4, 2000. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9223. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
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