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USMC MOH: VAUGHN, PINKERTON R.

A cache by zombiestompers
Hidden : 10/27/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This series is to honor the Heroes of the United States Marine Corps who have been awarded the Nation’s highest military honor since its inception.


Established early in the Civil War to "promote efficiency in the Navy", the Medal of Honor rose to prominence in American history and heritage.  Fewer than 3,500 Americans have been awarded Medals of Honor, and today only 81 of them survive.   These heroes are a vanishing breed whose valiant history MUST be preserved for future generations.  That heritage is nurtured and sustained on the ground floor of the Hall of Heroes.

The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor to

  

VAUGHN, PINKERTON R.

 

Rank and Organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1839, Downingtown, Pa. Accredited To: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.

 

Citation:

 

Serving on board the U.S.S. Mississippi during her abandonment and firing in the action with the Port Hudson batteries, 14 March 1863. During the abandonment of the Mississippi which had to be grounded, Sgt. Vaughn rendered invaluable assistance to his commanding officer, remaining with the ship until all the crew had landed and the ship had been fired to prevent its falling into enemy hands. Persistent until the last, and conspicuously cool under the heavy shellfire, Sgt. Vaughn was finally ordered to save himself as he saw fit.


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Last Updated: on 10/19/2014 5:54:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:54 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum