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THORNTON, MICHAEL

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For jumping overboard from the U.S. Tug Leyden, near Boston, Mass., 26 August 1881, and sustaining until picked up Michael Drennan, landsman, who had jumped overboard while temporarily insane.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Navy Seaman U.S. Tug Leyden

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Interim 1881 Ireland

Citation

For jumping overboard from the U.S. Tug Leyden, near Boston, Mass., 26 August 1881, and sustaining until picked up Michael Drennan, landsman, who had jumped overboard while temporarily insane.