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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

John Smith

Details
  • Rank: Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Shenandoah
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 19, 1880
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation

For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Shenandoah, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 September 1880, and rescuing from drowning James Grady, first class fireman.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1854, Bermuda
  • Died:
 

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