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.
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.
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.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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