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CMOHS.org - Ordinary Seaman KING, HUGH, U.S. Navy

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KING, HUGH

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1845, Ireland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 176
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Iroquois, Delaware River, 7 September 1871. Jumping overboard at the imminent risk of his life, King rescued one of the crew of that vessel from drowning.