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b. 1852 New York. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/09/1880 Genoa, Italy.

 

Born in 1852 in New York, New York, Russell joined the Navy from that state. By September 21, 1880, he was serving as a seaman on the USS Trenton. On that day, while Trenton was at Genoa, Italy, he and Seaman Philip Moore jumped overboard and rescued Ordinary Seaman Hans Paulsen from drowning. For this action, both Russell and Moore were awarded the Medal of Honor four years later, on October 18, 1884.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Trenton, at Genoa, Italy, 21 September 1880, and rescuing from drowning Hans Paulsen, ordinary seaman.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Russell