Medal of Honor Recipient Robert E. Simanek Passes Away at 92

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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

George Washington Bright

  • Rank: Coal Passer
  • 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, Bright set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: December 27, 1874, Norfolk, Norfolk County, VA, United States
  • Died: March 20, 1949, Richmond, VA, United States
  • Buried: Blanford Cemetery (MH) (C-13-6) , Petersburg, VA, United States

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