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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

Willard D Miller

  • Rank: Seaman
  • 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 operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Miller displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Medal of Honor Recipient Willard D. Miller
Medal of Honor Recipient Willard D. Miller
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 16, 1899

    Presented by Commander Raymond P. Rodgers of the USS Nashville at the Charlestown, MA, Navy Yard.

  • Born: June 5, 1877, Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Died: February 19, 1959
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (46-15), Arlington, VA, United States

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