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Jeremiah Troy

Jeremiah Troy

United States Navy sailor and Medal of Honor recipient
Jeremiah Troy
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Intro United States Navy sailor and Medal of Honor recipient
Was Military personnel Sailor
From United States of America
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 1845, New York City, New York, USA
Death 17 March 1917 (aged 72 years)
Medal of Honor  
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Jeremiah Troy (1845–1917) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.


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.

Troy died on January 11, 1897 in Brooklyn, New York and is buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 02 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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