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Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Thomas Joseph Kersey

  • Rank: Ordinary Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Plymouth
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 26, 1876
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Navy Yard, New York, USA

Serving on board the U.S.S. Plymouth at the Navy Yard, New York, 26 July 1876, Kersey displayed bravery and presence of mind in rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1847, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Died: April 16, 1888, Chelsea (Naval Hospital), MA, United States
  • Buried: Saint Mary's Cemetery, Newport, RI, United States

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