Medal of Honor citations of Watertender John King USN (as printed in the official publication "Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy", page 92):
"On board the U.S.S. Vicksburg, for heroism in the line of his profession at the time of the accident to the boilers, 29 May 1901."
"Watertender, serving on board the U.S.S. Salem, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession on the occasion of the accident to one of the boilers of that vessel, 13 September 1909."