The Info List - Edward Alvin Clary

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Edward Alvin Clary (May 6, 1883 – April 30, 1939) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.


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Biography[edit] A native of Foxport, Fleming County, Kentucky, Clary joined the Navy from that state. By February 14, 1910, he was serving as a watertender on the USS Hopkins (DD-6). On that day, the Hopkins experienced a boiler accident. For his actions during the incident, Bonney was awarded the Medal of Honor a month later, on March 23, 1910. Another sailor, Chief Watertender Robert Earl Bonney, received the medal for the same incident.[1] Clary's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Hopkins for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, 14 February 1910.[1]

Clary reached the rank of chief watertender before leaving the Navy after a 30-year career. He later worked as a prohibition agent and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At age 55, he died at his home in Santa Fe of coronary thrombosis; he was buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery.[2] See also[edit]

Biography portal United States Navy portal

List of Medal of Honor recipients during peacetime


^ a b "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1901-1911". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2010.  ^ Melzer, Richard (2007). Buried Treasures: Famous and Unusual Gravesites in New Mexico History. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Sunstone Press. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-86534-531-7. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 

External links[edit]

"Edward Alvin Clary". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 

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