Michael Kearney (Medal of Honor)
October 4, 1874|
|Died||October 31, 1937(aged 63)|
|Place of burial||Holy Cross Cemetery Brooklyn, New York|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1896 - 1926|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 4 October 1874, Newmarket, Ireland. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Kearney set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.