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CMOHS.org - Landsman RILLEY, JOHN PHILLIP, U.S. Navy

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RILLEY, JOHN PHILLIP

Rank: Landsman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 22 January 1877, Allentown, Pa.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 521
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Accredited To: Massachusetts
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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, Rilley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.