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CMOHS.org - Seaman EGLIT, JOHN, U.S. Navy

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EGLIT, JOHN

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 17 October 1874, Finland
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 521
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Accredited To: New York
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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, Eglit set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.