Osborn W. Deignan

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Osborn W. Deignan

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Stuart, IA, United States
Death: April 16, 1916 (39)
Place of Burial: Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Osborn W. Deignan



The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor



Rank and Organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 24 February 1873, Sheart, lowa. Accredited To: Iowa. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899.


In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish batteries, Deignan displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.


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Osborn W. Deignan's Timeline

February 24, 1877
Stuart, IA, United States
April 16, 1916
Age 39
Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States