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b. 02/07/1864 Lynn, Massachusetts. d. 19/02/1898 at sea.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 18/01/1886 Ensenada, Mexico.

 

Born on July 2, 1864, in Lynn, Massachusetts, Enright joined the Navy from that state. By January 18, 1886, he was serving as a landsman on the USS Ranger. On that day, while Ranger was off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico, he jumped overboard and rescued two fellow sailors, Ordinary Seamen John Bell and George Svensson, from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

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On board the U.S.S. Ranger off Ensenada, Mexico, 18 January 1886. Jumping overboard from that vessel, Enright rescued John Bell, ordinary seaman, and George Svensson, ordinary seaman, from drowning.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: AT SEA; CENOTAPH AT PHOENIX MEMORIAL PARK, ARIZONA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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