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KEARNEY, MICHAEL

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On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kearney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Marine Corps Private (highest rank: Captain) U.S.S. Nashville

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Newmarket, County Cork, Ireland

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kearney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.