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John O. Skinner

Medal of Honor Recipients

Photo John O. Skinner

Rank and organization: Contract Surgeon, U.S. Army. 
Place and date: At Lava Beds, Oreg., 17 January 1873. 
Entered service at: Maryland. 
Birth: Maryland. 
Date of issue: Unknown. 
Citation: Rescued a wounded soldier who lay under a close and heavy fire during the assault on the Modoc stronghold after 2 soldiers had unsuccessfully attempted to make the rescue and both had been wounded in doing so.