medal of honor CITATION

FIRST MEDAL

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor (First Award) to Watertender John King, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while serving on board the U.S.S. Vicksburg, at the time of the accident to the boilers, 29 May 1901.

Awarded 6 December 1901

SECOND MEDAL

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor (Second Award) to Watertender John King, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while serving as Watertender on board the U.S.S. Salem, on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, 13 September 1909.

Awarded 19 October 1909