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William Sweeney

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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About William Sweeney

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Landsman, Engineer's Force William Sweeney, United States Navy, for gallant and heroic conduct in jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Jean Sands, opposite the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia on the night of 15 June 1880, and rescuing from drowning a young girl who had fallen overboard.

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

Action Date: June 15, 1880

Service: Navy

Rank: Landsman

Division: U.S.S. Jean Sands

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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA