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First Name: Joseph

Last Name: Harner

Birthplace: Louisville, OH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Boatswain's Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class

Home of Record: OH
Middle Name: Gabriel

Date of Birth: 19 February 1889

Date of Death: 05 March 1958

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer Second Class

Years Served:
Joseph Gabriel Harner

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Joseph Gabriel Harner
Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
Medal of Honor Recipient
Occupation of Veracruz

Boatswain's Mate Second Class Joseph Gabriel Harner (19 February 1889 - 5 March 1958) 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 Occupation of Veracruz.

Joseph Gabriel Harner was born in Louisville, OH.

Medal of Honor

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

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Florida, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914.

Death and Burial

Boatswain's Mate Second Class Joseph Gabriel Harner died 5 March 1958. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 17, Lot 21199-B-2.

Honoree ID: 2001   Created by: MHOH




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