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KELLY, FRANCIS

kelly francis

In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 3 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Kelly displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Watertender (highest rank: Chief Machinist's Mate) U.S.S. Merrimac

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Spanish American 1898 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Citation

In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 3 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Kelly displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.