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Michael McNamara
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Medal of Honor recipient
Born 1839
Died 1907 (aged 67–68)
Place of birth County Clare, Ireland
Place of burial Hoboken, New Jersey
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1868 - 1872
Rank Private
Unit USS Benicia (1868)
Battles/wars Korean Expedition
Awards Medal of Honor

Michael McNamara (1839–1907) was an U.S. Marine who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition in 1871.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1841, Clare, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 169, February 8, 1872.


While serving on board the U.S.S. Benicia, for gallantry in advancing to the parapet, wrenching the match-lock from the hands of an enemy and killing him, at the capture of the Korean Forts, June 11, 1871.[1]

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