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CMOHS.org - Gunner's Mate Second Class OAKLEY, WILLIAM, U.S. Navy

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OAKLEY, WILLIAM

Rank: Gunner's Mate Second Class
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 8 August 1860, Colchester, England
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. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Oakley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.