Edward Floyd (Medal of Honor)

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Edward Floyd
Born (1850-02-21)February 21, 1850
Ireland
Died January 16, 1923(1923-01-16) (aged 72)
Place of burial Saint Lawrence Cemetery Charleston, South Carolina
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Boilermaker
Unit USS Iowa (BB-4)
Awards Medal of Honor

Edward Floyd (February 21, 1850 – January 16, 1923) was a boilermaker serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Floyd was born on February 21, 1850, in Ireland. After immigrating to the United States joined the navy, he was stationed aboard the USS Iowa (BB-4) as a boilermaker when on January 25, 1905 a boiler plate blew out from boiler D. For his actions during the explosion he received the medal March 20, 1905.[1][2]

He died on January 16, 1923 and is buried in Saint Lawrence Cemetery Charleston, South Carolina.[3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Boilermaker, U.S. Navy. Born: 21 February 1850, Ireland. Accredited to: South Carolina. G.O. No.: 182, 20 March 1905.

Citation:

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Floyd, Edward entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Iowa". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Done Morfe (August 31, 2003). "Edward Floyd". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. 

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