The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
DAVIS, JOSEPH H.
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Entered
Service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 22 July 1860, Philadelphia, Pa.
(Letter, Mate J. W. Baxter, U.S. Navy, No. 8985, 25 January 1886.)
On board the U.S. Receiving Ship Dale off the Wharf at
Norfolk, Va., 22 January 1886. Jumping overboard from the ferryboat, Davis rescued from
drowning John Norman, ordinary seaman.
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