Joseph John Franklin United States Diplomatic Passport

Joseph John Franklin United States Diplomatic Passport

Joseph John Franklin

Diplomatic Passport of Joseph John Franklin 1918. During World War I, Joseph J. Franklin was designated Diplomatic Courier of the United States of America by the Secretary of State on 24 October 1917. Franklin served at the U.S. Embassy, London. Prior to his service as Diplomatic Courier, Franklin was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Spanish-American War.

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Joseph John Franklin (June 18, 1870 – April 28, 1940) was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor during the Spanish–American War.

Franklin was born on June 18, 1870 in Buffalo, New York. He joined the Marine Corps from Boston in January 1896, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of CienfuegosHe retired with the rank of Sergeant Major in August 1929.

Franklin died on April 28, 1940, and is buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. His grave can be found in the laurel green section, block 1, grave 312.

Medal of Honor citation

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Franklin set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Joseph John Franklin United States Diplomatic Passport 

2 comments for “Joseph John Franklin United States Diplomatic Passport

  1. 4 January, 2015 at 03:12

    I am the chair of Diplomatic Courier Alumni. I noticed this item listed on the website. it possible to get a clean scanned copy of these items for our records? We are celebrating our 100 anniversary in 2018.

    • 4 January, 2015 at 07:35

      Hello Bern, I will send you a private message. Best Tom

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