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PHILLIPS, GEORGE

phillips george f

In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 3 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish shore batteries, Phillips displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Machinist First Class (highest rank: Chief Machinist) U.S.S. Merrimac

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

Citation

In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 3 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish shore batteries, Phillips displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.