David John Scannell
Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Awarded for actions in Peking (now Beijing) China over one month.
July 21, 1900
Scannell was born in Boston on March 30, 1875, and enlisted in the Marine Corps on February 1, 1898. He was awarded the medal for helping erect barricades while under heavy hostile fire.
Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Scannell distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.