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CMOHS.org - Landsman SWEENEY, WILLIAM, U.S. Navy

Recipient Detail

 

SWEENEY, WILLIAM

Rank: Landsman
Organization: U.S. Navy
Company:
Division: Engineer's Force
Born: 1856, Boston, Mass.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 326
Date of Issue:  
Accredited To: Massachusetts
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SWEENEY, WILLIAM Photo
 
Citation

For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Jean Sands, opposite the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., on the night of 15 June 1880, and rescuing from drowning a young girl who had fallen overboard.