Ship's Corporal James Thayer

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James Thayer, Ship's Corporal

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Section "T", unmarked pauper's plot at Philadelphia's Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Ship's Corporal James Thayer

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Ship's Corporal James Thayer, United States Navy, for gallant and heroic conduct in rescuing from drowning a boy serving with him on the U.S.S. Constitution, at the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia 16 November 1879.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 326 (October 18, 1884)

Action Date: November 16, 1879

Service: Navy

Rank: Ship's Corporal

Division: U.S.S. Constitution

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Ship's Corporal James Thayer's Timeline

1853
1853
Ireland
1886
April 16, 1886
Age 33
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA