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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

John Enright

  • Rank: Landsman
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Ranger
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: January 18, 1886
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off Ensenada, Mexico

On board the U.S.S. Ranger off Ensenada, Mexico, 18 January 1886. Jumping overboard from that vessel, Enright rescued John Bell, ordinary seaman, and George Svensson, ordinary seaman, from drowning.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: July 2, 1864, Lynn, Essex County, MA, United States
  • Died: December 24, 1889, off the coast of Vallejo, CA
  • Buried: Mare Island Cemetery, Vallejo, CA, US

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