|John S. Stokes|
Stokes' headstone in Arlington National Cemetery
|Born||June 12, 1871|
|Died||February 14, 1923(aged 51)|
|Place of birth||New York City, New York|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS New York|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
He was born in New York on June 12, 1871 and died February 14, 1923. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 17, lot 20184.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Chief Master-at-Arms, U.S. Navy. Born: 12 June 1871, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 525 29 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. New York off the coast of Jamaica, 31 March 1899. Showing gallant conduct, Stokes jumped overboard and assisted in the rescue of Peter Mahoney, watertender, U.S. Navy.
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "John Stokes (Medal of Honor)". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7885908. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
- ""JOHN STOKES" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Philippine-American War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/philippine.html. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
- "Arlington National Cemetery biography". http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/johnssto.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
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