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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

John Laverty

Details
  • Also Known As: Lafferty, John
  • Rank: First Class Fireman
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Alaska
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 14, 1881
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Callao Bay, Peru
Citation

Second Award Serving on board the U.S.S. Alaska at Callao Bay, Peru, 14 September 1881. Following the rupture of the stop-valve chamber on that vessel, Laverty hauled the fires from under the boiler.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: June 17, 1845, County Tyrone, Ireland
  • Died: November 13, 1903, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Buried: Mount Moriah Cemetery (MH) (3-3-17 VA Plot), Philadelphia, PA, United States
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