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First Name: William

Last Name: Morin

Birthplace: Birmingham, GBR

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Boatswain's Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class

Middle Name: Henry

Date of Birth: 23 May 1869

Date of Death: 29 August 1935

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer Second Class

Years Served:
William Henry Morin

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


William Henry Morin

Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Boatswain's Mate Second Class William Henry Morin (23 May 1869 - 29 August 1935) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

William Henry Morin was born on 23 May 1869 in Birmingham, England. After entering the U.S. Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Marblehead.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Morin took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.

Death and Burial

Boatswain's Mate Second Class William Henry Morin died on 29 August 1935. He is buried at Saint John Cemetery in Middle Village, NY, in Section 25, Row B.

Honoree ID: 1924   Created by: MHOH




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