Patrick J. Kyle

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Patrick J. Kyle
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Landsman Patrick J. Kyle
Born (1854-11-04)November 4, 1854
Ireland
Died October 28, 1929(1929-10-28) (aged 74)
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Place of burial New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Landsman
Unit USS Quinnebaug
Awards Medal of Honor

Patrick J. Kyle (November 4, 1854 – October 28, 1929) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy from Massachusetts and, while serving as a crewmember of USS Quinnebaug, saved a shipmate from drowning at Mahón, Minorca, Spain on March 13, 1879. For his conduct on this occasion, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Kyle died at age 74, and was interred in New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan, Massachusetts.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1855, Ireland. Accredited to: Massachusetts.

Citation:

For rescuing from drowning a shipmate from the U.S.S. Quinnebaug, at Port Mahon, Minorca, 13 March 1879.

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