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SWEENEY, ROBERT AUGUSTUS; Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient PEACE TIME HEROISM

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SWEENEY, ROBERT AUGUSTUS; Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient PEACE TIME HEROISM

Posted: 26 Dec 2006 1:39PM GMT
Classification: Military
Surnames: SWEENEY
SWEENEY, ROBERT

Rank and organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born. 1853 Montreal, Canada. Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884. Second award. Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge, at Hampton Roads, Va., 26 October 1881, Sweeney jumped overboard and assisted in saving from drowning a shipmate who had fallen overboard into a strongly running tide.

SECOND AWARD

Citation: Serving on board the U.S.S. Jamestown, at the Navy Yard New York, 20 December 1883, Sweeney rescued from drowning A. A. George, who had fallen overboard from that vessel.

Source: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/moh1.htm


BURIAL INFORMATION


No cemetery records found believed buried in Woodside

Location: Woodside (Queens), New York

Born: 1853 at Montserrat, West Indies

Died: 1890


Source, additional information and cemetery monument photo:

http://www.homeofheroes.com/gravesites/states/pages_pz/sween...

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Augustus_Sweeney

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