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William Seach
Birth: May 23, 1877, England
Death: Oct. 24, 1978

China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion) Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was serving as a Seaman when he earned his Medal. His citation reads: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. June 13: Seach and 6 others were cited for their courage in repulsing an attack by 300 Chinese Imperialist soldiers and Boxer militants with a bayonet charge, thus thwarting a planned massive attack on the entire force. June 20: During a day-long battle, Seach ran across an open clearing, gained cover, and cleaned out nests of Chinese snipers. June 21: During a surprise sabre attack by Chinese cavalrymen, Seach was cited for defending gun emplacements. June 22: Seach and others breached the wall of a Chinese fort, fought their way to the enemy's guns, and turned the cannon upon the defenders of the fort. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Seach distinguished himself by meritorious conduct. His Medal was awarded on July 19, 1901 by President Theodore Roosevelt who said to him, "I would rather have won a Congressional Medal of Honor than be President!" He later survived the torpedoing of the USS President Lincoln in World War I. The elementary school in Weymouth, Massachusetts, is named after him. He was the last Boxer Rebellion CMOH recipient to die.  (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
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  Caroline B Seach (1891 - 1980)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 11 Lot 334-2
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Record added: Sep 20, 2003
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