John S. Stokes
Chief, United States Navy
in New York City on June 12, 1871, he earned the Medal of Honor on March
31, 1899 while serving aboard the USS New York.
He died on February 14, 1923 and was buried
in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Chief Master-at-Arms,
United States Navy
On board the U.S.S. New York off the coast
of Jamaica, 31 March 1899. Showing gallant conduct, Stokes jumped overboard
and assisted in the rescue of Peter Mahoney, watertender, U.S. Navy.
October 1, 2000 - Updated: 28 September 2003 Updated: 17 May 2008
PhotoS Courtesy of Holly, May 2008