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CMOHS.org - Chief Watertender SMITH, EUGENE P., U.S. Navy

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SMITH, EUGENE P.

Rank: Chief Watertender
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 8 August 1871, Truney, Ill.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 189
Date of Issue: 02/08/1916
Accredited To: California
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Citation

Attached to U.S.S. Decatur; for several times entering compartments on board of Decatur immediately following an explosion on board that vessel, 9 September 1915, and locating and rescuing injured shipmates.