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CMOHS.org - Ordinary Seaman PILE, RICHARD, U.S. Navy

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PILE, RICHARD

Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1849, West Indies
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 176
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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PILE, RICHARD Photo
 
Citation

Serving on board the U.S.S. Kansas, Pile 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 his extraordinary heroism and personal exertion prevented greater loss of