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BENSON, JAMES

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On board the U.S.S. Ossipee, 20 June 1872. Risking his life, Benson leaped into the sea while the ship was going at a speed of four knots and endeavored to save John K. Smith, landsman, of the same vessel, from drowning.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S.S. Ossipee

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1872 Denmark

Citation

On board the U.S.S. Ossipee, 20 June 1872. Risking his life, Benson leaped into the sea while the ship was going at a speed of four knots and endeavored to save John K. Smith, landsman, of the same vessel, from drowning.