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CMOHS.org - Chief Machinist's Mate RUD, GEORGE WILLIAM, U.S. Navy

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RUD, GEORGE WILLIAM

Rank: Chief Machinist's Mate
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 7 October 1883, Minneapolis, Minn.
Departed: Yes
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Date of Issue: 08/01/1932
Accredited To: Minnesota
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Citation

For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while attached to the U.S.S. Memphis, at a time when that vessel was suffered total destruction from a hurricane while anchored off Santo Domingo City, 29 August 1916. C.M.M. Rud took his station in the engineroom and remained at his post amidst scalding steam and the rushing of thousands of tons of water into his department, receiving serious burns from which he immediately died.