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John S. Stokes
John Stokes grave - Arlington National Cemetery - 2011.JPG
Stokes' headstone in Arlington National Cemetery
Born (1871-06-12)June 12, 1871
Died February 14, 1923(1923-02-14) (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
Rank Boatswain
Unit USS New York
Awards Medal of Honor

John S. Stokes was a Chief Master-at-Arms in the United States Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient.

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.

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