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b. 07/09/1867 Ireland. d. 06/11/1903 Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION; 11/05/1898 Cardenas, Cuba.

 

Brady was born on September 7, 1867 in Ireland and enlisted in the United States Navy on November 30, 1884.

 

He was a Chief Gunner's Mate aboard the USS Winslow (TB-5) during the Battle of Cardenas, Cuba.

 

During the battle, the Winslow was damaged by Spanish gunfire. Brady assisted in sustaining fire on the Spanish, made efforts to repair the ship's steering gear and helped maintain its watertight integrity to prevent it from sinking. For his heroism he was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Navy on September 3, 1899.

 

In addition to the Medal of Honor, he was also promoted to the warrant officer rank of Gunner on June 27, 1898 in recognition of his herosim.

 

Brady committed suicide while serving on board the U.S.S. Monongahela in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 6, 1903. He stated shortly before his suicide that "the pain was unbearable" but it is unclear if his pain was physical or emotional.

 

MOH CITATION;

 

Chief gunner's mate on board the torpedo boat Winslow, for gallant and conspicuous conduct in the action at Cardenas, Cuba, May 11, 1898. Brady's energy in assisting to sustain fire, his efforts to repair the steering gear under fire, and his promptness in maintaining closed watertight doors and hatches, was largely instrumental in saving the vessel.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ISLAND CEMETERY, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND.

Willow Section, Grave 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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George Patrick Brady

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