The Medal of Honor

Part Three
Boxer Rebellion
SGT. WILLIAM C. HORTON, USMC (1876-1969): For heroism during the American Chinese Relief Expedition, Peking, China, Aug. 17, 1900. A private at the time, he kept the flag flying during combat at the Tartar Wall. Presented the Medal of Honor aboard the USS Oregon in Bremerton. Barracks at Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor are named in his honor. Born in Chicago, interred in Seattle.
“In action against the enemy at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Although under heavy fire from the enemy, Horton assisted in the erection of barricades.”