John S. Stokes – Chief, United States Navy

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Born in New York City on June 12, 1871, he earned the Medal of Honor on March 31, 1899 while serving aboard the USS New York.

He died on February 14, 1923 and was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery.


STOKES, JOHN

Rank and organization: Chief Master-at-Arms, United States Navy
Born: 12 June 1871, New York, New York
Accredited to: New York.
G.O. No.: 525 29 July 1899.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. New York off the coast of Jamaica, 31 March 1899. Showing gallant conduct, Stokes jumped overboard and assisted in the rescue of Peter Mahoney, watertender, U.S. Navy.

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