QUICK, Joseph, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0164-Assault Boat Coxswain
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1898-1903, USS Yorktown (PG-1)
Service Years
1897 - 1905
BM-Boatswain's Mate
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
New York City
Last Address
Place of death Cornwall, England
Place of burial The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Passing
Apr 27, 1969
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Joseph Quick
Coxswain • USN
Medal of Honor 1902

Joseph Quick (1877 – 1969) received the Medal of Honor for rescuing his USS Yorktown shipmate, Machinist's Mate Second Class Walenty Wisnieroski, from drowning on April 27, 1902 in port in Yokohama, Japan.

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.

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Medal of Honor
Awarded for actions during Peace Time 

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Coxswain Joseph Quick, United States Navy, for heroism in rescuing Walenty Wisnieroski, Machinist Second Class, from drowning at Yokohama, Japan, 27 April 1902, while serving on board the U.S.S. YORKTOWN.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 93 (July 7, 1902)
Action Date: 27-Apr-02
Service: Navy

Rank: Coxswain
Division: U.S.S. Yorktown

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