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CMOHS.org - Private WEST, WALTER SCOTT, U.S. Marine Corps

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WEST, WALTER SCOTT

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
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Born: 13 March 1872, Bradford, N.H.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 521
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Accredited To: New Hampshire
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WEST, WALTER SCOTT Photo
 
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, West displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.