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CANN, TEDFORD

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For courageous conduct while serving on board the U.S.S. May, 5 November 1917. Cann found a leak in a flooded compartment and closed it at the peril of his life, thereby unquestionably saving the ship.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman (highest rank: Ensign) U.S.S. May

Conflict

Year of honor

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World War One 1917 Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Citation

For courageous conduct while serving on board the U.S.S. May, 5 November 1917. Cann found a leak in a flooded compartment and closed it at the peril of his life, thereby unquestionably saving the ship.