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William F. Zion
Birth: Oct. 23, 1872, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1919, USA

Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Knightstown, Indiana, he served as a Private in the United States Marine Corps. During the Battle of Peking, China, July 21, to August 17, 1900, Private Zion displayed meritorious conduct on many occasions in actions against Boxer and Imperial Chinese troops. For distinguished service, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on July 19, 1901 and was Honorably discharged from Marine Corps on July 29, 1904. In August 1905, he enlisted in the US Army and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in July 1917. During World War I, he was a 1st Lieutenant in charge of a German POW barracks at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, when he died at age 46 from an apparent accidental gunshot wound inflicted while cleaning his weapon. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section U, Grave 40
 
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Originally Created by: grave hunter
Record added: Dec 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7024623
William F. Zion
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- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Mar. 25, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Mar. 25, 2014
Happy 238th Birthday to the USMC! Thank you for serving.
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Nov. 10, 2013
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