|Born||September 14, 1872|
|Died||July 22, 1938(aged 65)|
|Place of birth||County of Mayo, Ireland|
|Place of death||Philippines|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1896 - 1901|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Hunt was born September 14, 1872 in the County of Mayo, Ireland and enlisted into the marine corps from Boston, Massachusetts on August 27, 1896. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.
He was discharged from the marine corps on August 26, 1901, and lived in the Philippines until his death on July 22, 1938.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 9 July 1873, County of Mayo, Ireland. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900, Hunt distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "HUNT, MARTIN". 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 6, 2010.
- ↑ Karl Schuon (June 1963). U. S. Marine Corps biographical dictionary: the corps' fighting men, what they did, where they served. Franklin Watts, Inc.. p. 110. http://books.google.com/books?id=WMY6AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=HUNT%2C%20MARTIN&f=false. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
- "Martin Hunt". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2305. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
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