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b. 18/12/1869 Cherokee, Kansas.  d. 26/08/1957 Topeka, Kansas.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION:  26-27/07/1898 Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

 

Triplett entered the Navy from the state of New York and, during the Spanish–American War, served as an Ordinary Seaman on the USS Marblehead. On July 26, and July 27, 1898, he took part in a demining operation in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was awarded the Medal of Honor five months later, on December 14, 1898, for his actions during the operation.

 

Triplett reached the rank of Chief Boatswain's Mate before leaving the Navy. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Triplett took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EDNA ELMA GROVE CEMETERY, EDNA, KANSAS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Samuel Segal Triplett

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