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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

David Duffy Barrow

  • Rank: Seaman (Highest Rank: Coxswain)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Nashville
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cienfuegos, Cuba
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Barrow set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Medal of Honor Recipient David D. Barrow
Medal of Honor Recipient David D. Barrow
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: July 22, 1876, Reelsboro, Pamlico County, NC, United States
  • Died: December 6, 1948, Richmond, VA, United States
  • Buried: Evergreen Memorial Cemetery (MH), Portsmouth, VA, United States

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