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CMOHS.org - Coal Passer BRIGHT, GEORGE WASHINGTON, U.S. Navy

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BRIGHT, GEORGE WASHINGTON

Rank: Coal Passer
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 27 December 1874, Norfolk, Va.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 521
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Accredited To: Virginia
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BRIGHT, GEORGE WASHINGTON Photo
 
Citation

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bright set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.