Patrick J. Kyle
|Patrick J. Kyle|
Landsman Patrick J. Kyle
November 4, 1854|
|Died||October 28, 1929
|Place of burial||New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan, Massachusetts|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||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
Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1855, Ireland. Accredited to: Massachusetts.
For rescuing from drowning a shipmate from the U.S.S. Quinnebaug, at Port Mahon, Minorca, 13 March 1879.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Naval History & Heritage Command.
- "Patrick J. Kyle". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
- "US People - Kyle, Patrick J., Landsman". Online Library. Naval History & Heritage Command. 2006-03-18. Retrieved 2006-10-27.
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