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CMOHS.org - Seaman CANN, TEDFORD H., U.S. Navy

Recipient Detail

 

CANN, TEDFORD H.

Rank: Seaman
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 3 September 1897, Bridgeport, Conn.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At:
G.O. Number: 366
Date of Issue: 12/31/1918
Accredited To: New York
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CANN, TEDFORD H. Photo
 
Citation

For courageous conduct while serving on board the U.S.S. May, 5 November 1917. Cann found a leak in a flooded compartment and closed it at the peril of his life, thereby unquestionably saving the ship.