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ORTEGA, JOHN

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy.

Born: 1840, Spain.

Accredited to: Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor - Navy RecipientsG.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.

Citation:
Served as seaman on board the U.S.S. Saratoga during actions of that vessel on 2
occasions. Carrying out his duties courageously during these actions, Ortega conducted himself gallantly through both periods. Promoted to acting master's mate.














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