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ATKINS, DANIEL

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On board the U.S.S. Cushing, 11 February 1898. Showing gallant conduct, Atkins attempted to save the life of the late Ens. Joseph C. Breckenridge, U.S. Navy, who fell overboard at sea from that vessel on this date.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Ship's Cook First Class (highest rank: Chief Commissary Steward) U.S.S. Cushing

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1898 Brunswick, Virginia

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Cushing, 11 February 1898. Showing gallant conduct, Atkins attempted to save the life of the late Ens. Joseph C. Breckenridge, U.S. Navy, who fell overboard at sea from that vessel on this date.