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CMOHS.org - Private KEARNEY, MICHAEL, U.S. Marine Corps

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KEARNEY, MICHAEL

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
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Born: 4 October 1874, Newmarket, Ireland
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 521
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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KEARNEY, MICHAEL 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, Kearney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.