Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Ordinary Seaman Johannes Rouning (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 7, 1882, on board the US Tug Fortune. His citation reads:
For jumping overboard from the U.S. Tug Fortune, 7 May 1882, at Hampton Roads, Va., and rescuing from drowning James Walters, gunner's mate.
First Class Fireman John Rountry (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 21, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Montauk. His citation reads:
Served as first class fireman on board the U.S.S. Montauk, 21 September 1864. During the night of 21 September when fire was discovered in the magazine lightroom of that vessel, causing a panic and demoralizing the crew, Rountry, notwithstanding the cry of "fire in the magazine," forced his way with hose in hand, through the frightened crowd to the lightroom and put out the flames.
Corporal J. Levi Roush (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His citation reads:
Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near the Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.
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