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MAXWELL, JOHN

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On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Maxwell displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Fireman Second Class (highest rank: Oiler) U.S.S. Marblehead

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Maxwell displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.