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Michael Kearney (Medal of Honor)

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Years of service  1896 - 1926
Died  October 31, 1937
Role  Medal of Honor
Rank  Captain
Name  Michael Kearney
Awards  Medal of Honor

Born  October 4, 1874 Newmarket, Ireland (1874-10-04)
Place of burial  Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps

Battles and wars  Spanish–American War
Allegiance  United States of America
Battles/wars  Spanish–American War

Michael Kearney (October 4, 1874 – October 31, 1937) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.



Kearney was born on October 4, 1874 in Newmarket, Ireland. He joined the Marine Corps from Boston in April 1896, and retired with the rank of Captain in December 1926.

Kearney died on October 31, 1937 and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

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.


Michael Kearney (Medal of Honor) Wikipedia

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