Walter Elmore

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Walter Elmore
Born 1857
England
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Landsman
Unit USS Gettysburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Walter Elmore (born 1857, date of death unknown) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

Biography[edit]

Born in 1857 in England, Elmore joined the U.S. Navy from Toulon, France. By October 1, 1878, he was serving as a landsman on the USS Gettysburg. On that day, while Gettysburg was in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria (36°58′N 3°44′E / 36.967°N 3.733°E / 36.967; 3.733), he jumped overboard and saved Landsman Wallace Febrey from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.[1]

Elmore's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Gettysburg; for jumping overboard and saving from drowning Wallace Febrey, landsman, while that vessel was under way at sea in latitude 36 degrees 58 minutes north, longitude 3 degrees 44 minutes east, 1 October 1878.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1871–1898". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. Retrieved August 24, 2010. 

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