|Died||April 23, 1920 (aged 75–76)|
|Place of birth||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born in 1844 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Osborne joined the Navy from that state. By August 21, 1876, he was serving as a seaman on the USS Juniata. On that day, while Juniata was at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he rescued a young shipmate from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor three days later, on August 24.
Osborne's official Medal of Honor citation reads:
Serving on board the U.S.S. Juniata, Osborne displayed gallant conduct in rescuing from drowning an enlisted boy of that vessel, at Philadelphia, Pa., 21 August 1876.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "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 August 19, 2010.
- ↑ "John Osborne". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. September 5, 2003. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7836741. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
- "John Osborne". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1793. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
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