Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Awarded for actions near Tientsin, China.
July 13, 1900
Born July 27, 1860, in Limerick, Ireland, James Cooney enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is accredited to Massachusetts.
Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the battle near Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900, Cooney distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.