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CAHEY, THOMAS

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On board the U.S.S. Petrel for heroism and gallantry, fearlessly exposing his own life to danger in saving others on the occasion of the fire on board that vessel, 31 March 1901.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman (highest rank: Chief Gunner's Mate) U.S.S. Petrel

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1901 Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Petrel for heroism and gallantry, fearlessly exposing his own life to danger in saving others on the occasion of the fire on board that vessel, 31 March 1901.