ORTEGA, JOHN - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Spain. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)