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b. 1856 Ireland.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 26/08/1881 near Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy at Pennsylvania and served as a Seaman.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For jumping overboard from the US Tug Leyden, near Boston, Mass., 26 August 1881, and sustaining until picked up Michael Drennan, landsman, who had jumped overboard while temporarily insane.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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