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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 10/10/1872 City Point, Virginia.  d. 08/06/1912 Las Animas, Colorado.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/07/1898 Santiago da Cuba

 

Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the US Navy as a Fireman First Class.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Iowa off Santiago de Cuba, 20 July 1898. Performing his duty at the risk of serious scalding at the time of the blowing out of the manhole gasket on board the vessel, Penn hauled the fire while standing on a board thrown across a coal bucket 1 foot above the boiling water which was still blowing from the boiler.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EDEN CEMETERY, COLLINGDALE, PENNSYLVANIA.

Tubman Section, Lot 155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Penn

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