George Washington Bright
|George Washington Bright|
December 1, 1874|
|Died||March 20, 1949(aged 74)|
|Place of burial||Blandford Cemetery Petersburg, Virginia|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||USS Nashville (PG-7)|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Coal Passer, U.S. Navy. Born: 27 December 1874, Norfolk, Va. Accredited to: Virginia. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bright set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.