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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 1845 New York.  d. 11/01/1897 Brooklyn, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/04/1882 Newport, Rhode Island.

 

Born in 1845 in New York, New York, Troy joined the Navy from that state. By April 21, 1882, he was serving as a chief boatswain's mate on the training ship USS New Hampshire. On that day, while New Hampshire was at Newport, Rhode Island, he and another sailor, Boatswain's Mate James F. Sullivan, jumped overboard and rescued Third Class Boy Francis T. Price from drowning. For this action, both Troy and Sullivan were awarded the Medal of Honor two and a half years later, on October 18, 1884.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For jumping overboard from the U.S. Training Ship New Hampshire, at Newport, R.I., 21 April 1882, and rescuing from drowning Francis T. Price, third class boy.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

Letters Section, Range J, Space 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeremiah Troy

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