2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 22, 2019 10:55 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking records about John McCloy

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      Seeking military records and documents for period 1898 - 1918 on John McCloy, USN [Medal of Honor (2), Navy Cross]. The USS McCloy (FF-1038) was named after him.

        • Re: Seeking records about John McCloy
          Elliot Schneider Pioneer

          Michael,

           

          Found some information regarding John McCloy.

           

          GENERAL ORDERS:

          War Department, General Orders No. 177 (December 4, 1915)

           

           

          CITATION:

          The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor (Second Award) to Chief Boatswain's Mate John McCloy, United States Navy, for heroism in leading three picket launches along Vera Cruz sea front, drawing Mexican fire and enabling cruisers to save our men on shore, 22 April 1914. Though wounded, Chief Boatswain's Mate McCloy gallantly remained at his post

           

           

          GENERAL ORDERS:

          War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)

           

           

          CITATION:

          The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor (First Award) to Coxswain John McCloy, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the detachment from the U.S.S. Newark, fighting with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China, 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900. During this period and in the presence of the enemy, Coxswain McCloy distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

           

           

           

          Thanks,

           

          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: Seeking records about John McCloy
            Lisha Penn Navigator

            Dear Mr. Barr,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Official Military Personnel Files, 1885 - 1998 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that includes the digitized Official Military Personnel File for John McCloy. The deck logs of the various ships he served on would be located in the series titled Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships, 1801-1940 in Record Group 24. For access to and/or copies of the deck logs/logbooks, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.

             

            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!