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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 07/10/1883 Minneapolis, Minnesota. d. 29/08/1916 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/08/1916 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Chief Machinist's Mate in the United States Navy. In an later update to his Medal of Honor citation, it was correctly that he was not immediately killed by the steam but died of his injuries hours later.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while attached to the USS Memphis, at a time when that vessel was suffering total destruction from a hurricane while anchored off Santo Domingo City, 29 August 1916. C.M.M. Rud took his station in the engineroom and remained at his post amidst scalding steam and the rushing of thousands of tons of water into his cepartment, receiving serious burns from which he immediately died.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: =CRYSTAL LAKE CEMETERY, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.

Section 9, Lot 183

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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George William Rud

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