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OAKLEY, WILLIAM

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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, Oakley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Gunner's Mate Second Class U.S.S. Marblehead

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Colchester, Essex County, England

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, Oakley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.