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STACY, WILLIAM

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While coaling ship in the harbor of Cape Haiten, one of the crew of the U.S.S. Rhode Island fell overboard, and, after catching a rope, had been forced by exhaustion to relinquish his hold. Although the sea was running high at the time, Stacy, at the peril of his life, jumped overboard, secured the rope around his shipmate, and thus saved him from drowning.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S.S. Rhode Island

Conflict

Year of honor

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Interim 1 Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

Citation

While coaling ship in the harbor of Cape Haiten, one of the crew of the U.S.S. Rhode Island fell overboard, and, after catching a rope, had been forced by exhaustion to relinquish his hold. Although the sea was running high at the time, Stacy, at the peril of his life, jumped overboard, secured the rope around his shipmate, and thus saved him from drowning.