Thomas, Karl, PO3 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Last Duty Station
1900-1900, BM-0000, USS Newark (C-1)
Service Years
1895 - 1900
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home Country
Germany
Germany
Year of Birth
1871
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 18, 1900
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Not Specified
Conflict
Historical Battles/Wars (Pre WWI)/Civil War*
Location of Interment
San Francisco National Cemetery - San Francisco, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1900-1900, BM-0000, USS Newark (C-1)
 Combat and Operations History
  1900-1902 Global Peacekeeping (1776-1945)/China Relief Expedition
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Citation:


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.


Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 17 March 1871, Germany. Accredited to: New York. G. O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
   
Comments/Citation
Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Navy as a Coxswain on board the "USS Newark". His citation reads, "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."
   
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