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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

George Holt

  • Rank: Quarter Gunner
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Plymouth
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1871
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Hamburg Harbor, Germany
On board the U.S.S. Plymouth, Hamburg Harbor, 3 July 1871. Jumping overboard at the imminent risk of his life, Holt, with a comrade, rescued from drowning one of a party who was thrown from a shore boat into a four-knot running tide while the boat was coming alongside the ship.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Kentucky
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1840, KY, United States
  • Died: August 26, 1875, Chelsea, MA, United States

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