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CMOHS.org - Blacksmith DURNEY, AUSTIN J., U.S. Navy

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DURNEY, AUSTIN J.

Rank: Blacksmith
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 26 November 1867, Philadelphia, Pa.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Woodland, Mo.
G.O. Number: 521
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DURNEY, AUSTIN J. Photo
 
Citation

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