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Medal Of Honor Recipients

INTERIM - 1915-1916

  • SMITH, WILHELM
    Born: 10 April 1870, Germany.
    Rank and organization. Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 202, 6 April 1916.
    Citation: On board the U.S.S. New York, for entering a compartment filled with gases and rescuing a shipmate on 24 January.

  • TRINIDAD, TELESFORO
    Born. 25 November 1890, New Washington Capig, Philippine Islands.
    Rank and organization: Fireman Second Class, U.S. Navy.
    Accredited to: Philippine Islands. G.O. No.: 142, 1 April 1915.
    Citation: For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession at the time of the boiler explosion on board the U.S.S. San Diego, 21 January 1915. Trinidad was driven out of fireroom No. 2 by the explosion, but at once returned and picked up R.E. Daly, fireman, second class, whom he saw to be injured, and proceeded to bring him out. While coming into No. 4 fireroom, Trinidad was just in time to catch the explosion in No. 3 fireroom, but without consideration for his own safety, passed Daly on and then assisted in rescuing another injured man from No. 3 fireroom. Trinidad was himself burned about the face by the blast from the explosion in No. 3 fireroom.


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