|Born||March 17, 1871|
|Died||July 18, 1900(aged 29)|
|Place of birth||Germany|
|Place of burial||San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1895 - 1900|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 17 March 1871, Germany. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Thomas distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
- ↑ Service Profile
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "THOMAS, KARL". 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 1, 2010.
- ↑ "Karl Thomas". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/30575973. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
- "Karl Thomas". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2158. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
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