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b. 1850 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/09/1867 New London, Connecticut.

 

Born in 1850 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Du Moulin joined the Navy from that state. By September 5, 1867, he was serving as an apprentice on the training ship USS Sabine in the harbor of New London, Connecticut. On that day, a crewmate, Apprentice D'Orsay, fell from the rigging of the Sabine's mizzen-topmast into the water, striking the lower rigging and a boat davit on his way down. Du Moulin jumped overboard and rescued D'Orsay from drowning. For this action, he received the Medal of Honor the next month.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On the 5th of September 1867, Du Moulin jumped overboard and saved from drowning Apprentice D'Orsay, who had fallen from the mizzen topmast rigging of the Sabine, in New London Harbor, and was rendered helpless by striking the mizzen rigging and boat davit in the fall.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Du Moulin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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