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James Benson
Birth: 1842, Denmark
Death: Aug. 4, 1890
Hull
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A US Navy seaman, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1872. His citation reads: "On board the USS Ossipee, 20 June 1872. Risking his life, Benson leaped into the sea while the ship was going at a speed of 4 knots and endeavored to save John K. Smith, landsman, of the same vessel, from drowning". (bio by: William Sweeney) 
 
Note: A permanent upright marble military marker has been ordered by the MOHHSUS.
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery and Crematory
Everett
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Astral Pl, Grave 28
GPS (lat/lon): 42.42233, 71.03445
 
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Originally Created by: William Sweeney
Record added: May 16, 2009
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James Benson
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