The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
AUER, JOHN F.
Rank and Organization: Ordinary Seaman
Apprentice, U.S. Navy. Born: 1866, New York. Accredited to: New York.
On board the U.S.S. Lancaster, Marseille, France, 20
November 1883. Jumping overboard, Auer rescued from drowning a French lad who had fallen
into the sea from a stone pier astern of the ship.
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