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CMOHS.org - Seaman BENSON, JAMES, U.S. Navy

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BENSON, JAMES

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1845, Denmark
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Yokohama, Japan
G.O. Number: 180
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Ossipee, 20 June 1872. Risking his life, Benson leaped into the sea while the ship was going at a speed of 4 knots and endeavored to save John K. Smith, landsman, of the same vessel, from drowning.