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DEMPSEY, JOHN

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On board the U.S.S. Kearsarge at Shanghai, China, 23 January 1875. Displaying gallant conduct, Dempsey jumped overboard from the Kearsarge and rescued from drowning one of the crew of that vessel.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S.S. Kearsarge

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1875 Ireland

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Kearsarge at Shanghai, China, 23 January 1875. Displaying gallant conduct, Dempsey jumped overboard from the Kearsarge and rescued from drowning one of the crew of that vessel.