Demetri Corahorgi

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Demetri Corahorgi
Born (1880-01-03)January 3, 1880
Trieste, Austria
Died October 15, 1973(1973-10-15) (aged 93)
Place of burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Fireman First Class
Unit USS Iowa
Awards Medal of Honor

Demetri Corahorgi (January 3, 1880-October 15, 1973) was a fireman first class serving in the United States Navy during who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Corahorgi was born January 3, 1880 in Trieste, Austria (now in Italy) and after immigrating to the United States he joined the navy from New York. He was stationed aboard the USS Iowa as a fireman first class when on January 25, 1905 a manhole plate blew out from boiler D. For his actions he received the Medal March 20, 1905.[1][2]

He died October 15, 1973 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle.[3] His grave can be found in section B, lot 2.[3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. Place and date: Aboard U.S.S. Iowa, 25 January 1905. Entered service at: New York. Born: 3 January 1880, Trieste, Austria. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.


Serving on board the U.S.S. Iowa for extraordinary heroism at the time of the blowing out of the manhole plate of boiler D on board that vessel, 25 January 1905.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Interim Awards, 1871-1898; Corahorgi, Demetri entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ammonoosuc". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b John Griffith (November 10, 2003). "Demetri Corahorgi". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 

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