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RILLEY, JOHN

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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, Rilley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Landsman U.S.S. Nashville

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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, Rilley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.