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CMOHS.org - Boatswain's Mate O'NEAL, JOHN, U.S. Navy

Recipient Detail

 

O'NEAL, JOHN

Rank: Boatswain's Mate
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1841, Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 176
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Accredited To: Pennsylvania
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O'NEAL, JOHN Photo
 
Citation

Serving on board the U.S.S. Kansas, O'Neal displayed great coolness and self-possession at the time Comdr. A. F. Crosman and others were drowned near Greytown, Nicaragua, 12 April 1872, and by personal exertion prevented greater loss of life.