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Posted on 05/27/2010 11:46:01 AM PDT by em2vn
Lt. Comdr. John McCloy, recipient of two Medals of Honor, was born 30 January 1876 at Brewster, N.Y. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy 7 March 1903, was warranted boatswain 30 July 1903 and commissioned ensign 1 July 1917. He received his first Medal of Honor for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battles of the 13th, 20th, 21st, and 22d of June 1900, while with the relief expedition of the Allied Forces in China. His second Medal of Honor was awarded to him for distinguished conduct in battle and extraordinary heroism; engagement of Vera Cruz, April 22, 1914. Immediately after World War I, he commanded minesweeper Curlew clearing the mines of the North Sea mine barrage. For this work he was decorated with the Navy Cross. He retired from active duty, as lieutenant, 15 October 1928 and on 23 February 1942 was promoted to lieutenant commander, retired. He died 25 May 1945 at Leonia, N.J., and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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Sailors honored on a series of stamps from the Post Office.
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