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Jeremiah Troy

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Name  Jeremiah Troy
Awards  Medal of Honor
Unit  USS New Hampshire
Rank  Chief Boatswain's Mate

Allegiance  United States of America

Service/branch  United States Navy

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Jeremiah Troy (born 1845, 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.

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Biography

Born in 1845 in New York, New York, Troy joined the Navy from that state. By April 21, 1882, he was serving as a chief boatswain's mate on the training ship USS New Hampshire. On that day, while New Hampshire was at Newport, Rhode Island, he and another sailor, Boatswain's Mate James F. Sullivan, jumped overboard and rescued Third Class Boy Francis T. Price from drowning. For this action, both Troy and Sullivan were awarded the Medal of Honor two and a half years later, on October 18, 1884.

Troy's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

For jumping overboard from the U.S. Training Ship New Hampshire, at Newport, R.I., 21 April 1882, and rescuing from drowning Francis T. Price, third class boy.

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Jeremiah Troy Wikipedia


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