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First Name: Patrick

Last Name: Grace

Birthplace: IRE

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Quartermaster (Quartermaster) Chief Petty Officer

Middle Name: Henry

Date of Birth: 1832

Date of Death: 24 February 1896

Rank or Rate: Chief Petty Officer

Years Served:
Patrick Henry Grace

•  Korean Expedition (1871)


Patrick Henry Grace
Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Navy

Patrick Henry Grace (born Henry Patrick Grace) was born in 1832 in Ireland.

On 10 and 11 June 1871, Chief Quartermaster Patrick Henry Grace was serving on the USS Benicia during the Korean Expedition.

The U.S. Expedition to Korea in 1871, also known as Sinmiyangyo (Western Disturbance of the Year Sinmi year), was the first American military action in Korea. It took place predominantly on and around the Korean island of Ganghwa. The reason for the presence of the American military expeditionary force in Korea was to support an American diplomatic delegation sent to establish trade and diplomatic relations with Korea and to ascertain the fate of the General Sherman merchant ship.

On 4 December 1915, Chief Quartermaster Patrick Henry Grace was a recipient of the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions on 10 and 11 June 1871.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835. Ireland. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No. 177, 4 December 1915.


On board the U.S.S. Benicia during the attack on the Korean forts, 10 and 11 June 1871. Carrying out his duties with coolness, Grace set forth gallant and meritorious conduct throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Chief Quartermaster Patrick Henry Grace died on 24 February 1896.

Honoree ID: 3316   Created by: MHOH




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