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PILE, RICHARD

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Serving on board the U.S.S. Kansas, Pile displayed great coolness and self-possession at the time Comdr. A.F. Crosman and others were drowned near Greytown, Nicaragua, 12 April 1872, and by his extraordinary heroism and personal exertion prevented greater loss of life.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Ordinary Seaman U.S.S. Kansas

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1872 West Indies

Citation

Serving on board the U.S.S. Kansas, Pile displayed great coolness and self-possession at the time Comdr. A.F. Crosman and others were drowned near Greytown, Nicaragua, 12 April 1872, and by his extraordinary heroism and personal exertion prevented greater loss of life.