Saturday, May 25, 2013

Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor Buried at Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery

Two United States Veterans who were the recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor were laid to rest at the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery. William Louis Carr received the China Relief Expedition Congressional Medal of Honor while he was serving as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Boxer Rebellion. Corporal Carr died on April 14, 1921.

James Jardine served in Company F, 53rd Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallant service at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863. First Lieutenant Jardine died on December 9, 1922.

A road on the grounds of the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery was named in honor of First Lieutenant James Jardine.

Click here to read more about the Ohio Veterans Home in Erie County, Ohio.

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