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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 21/01/1868 Guadaloupe. d. 03/04/1941 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 31/03/1901 USS Petrel.

 

Girandy, of Pennsylvania, joined the Navy and served during the Spanish–American War in 1898. On March 31, 1901, he was working as a Seaman on the USS Petrel (PG-2) when a fire broke out on the ship. For his actions on that occasion, Seaman Girandy was awarded the Medal of Honor one year later, on March 22, 1902. His official Medal of Honor citation reads: "Serving on board the U.S.S. Petrel, for heroism and gallantry, fearlessly exposing his own life to danger for the saving of others, on the occasion of the fire on board that vessel, March 31, 1901." He continued to serve in the Navy into World War I.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Serving on board the U.S.S. Petrel, for heroism and gallantry, fearlessly exposing his own life to danger for the saving of others, on the occasion of the fire on board that vessel, March 31, 1901.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Plot: Section N-Grave 66

 

 

Alphonse Girandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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