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SWEENEY, WILLIAM

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For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Jean Sands, opposite the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., on the night of 15 June 1880, and rescuing from drowning a young girl who had fallen overboard.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Landsman Engineer's Force U.S.S. Jean Sands

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1880 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Citation

For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Jean Sands, opposite the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., on the night of 15 June 1880, and rescuing from drowning a young girl who had fallen overboard.