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RUD, GEORGE

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For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while attached to the U.S.S. Memphis, at a time when that vessel was suffering total destruction from a hurricane while anchored off Santo Domingo City, 29 August 1916. C.M.M. Rud took his station in the engineroom and remained at his post amidst scalding steam and the rushing of thousands of tons of water into his cepartment, receiving serious burns from which he immediately died.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Chief Machinist's Mate U.S.S. Memphis

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1916 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Citation

For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while attached to the U.S.S. Memphis, at a time when that vessel was suffering total destruction from a hurricane while anchored off Santo Domingo City, 29 August 1916. C.M.M. Rud took his station in the engineroom and remained at his post amidst scalding steam and the rushing of thousands of tons of water into his cepartment, receiving serious burns from which he immediately died.