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CMOHS.org - Machinist First Class PHILLIPS, GEORGE F., U.S. Navy

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PHILLIPS, GEORGE F.

Rank: Machinist First Class
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 9 March 1864, Boston, Mass.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 529
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Accredited To: New York
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PHILLIPS, GEORGE F. Photo
 
Citation

In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish shore batteries, Phillips displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.