The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
EHLE, JOHN WALTER
Rank and Organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 11 May 1873,
Kearney, Nebr. Accredited To: Nebraska. G.O. No.: 502 14 December 1898.
On board the U.S.S. Concord off Cavite, Manila Bay, Philippine Islands, 21 May 1898.
Following the blowing out of a lower manhole plate joint on boiler B of that vessel, Ehle
assisted in hauling the fires in the hot, vapor-filled atmosphere which necessitated the
playing of water into the fireroom from a hose.
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