The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HORTON, WILLIAM CHARLIE
Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Place and Date:
Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Entered Service at: Pennsylvania. Born:
21 July 1876, Chicago, Ill. G. O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In action against the enemy at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Although
under heavy fire from the enemy, Horton assisted in the erection of barricades.
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