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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 27/07/1858 Newport, Rhode Island.  d. 29/06/1913 Brooklyn, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/01/1903 USS Leyden.

 

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Chief Machinist in the United States Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on the rocks of Block Island, Rhode Island.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Serving on board the USS Leyden; for heroism at the time of the wreck of that vessel, 21 January 1903.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST COLUMBA CATHOLIC CEMETERY, MIDDLETOWN, RHODE ISLAND.

Section 32, Lot 74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Walsh

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