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SPICER, WILLIAM

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On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Spicer took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Gunner's Mate First Class (highest rank: Chief Gunner's Mate) U.S.S. Marblehead

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Liverpool, Merseyside County, England

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Spicer took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.