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David Duffy Barrow
Born (1877-10-22)October 22, 1877
Died December 6, 1948(1948-12-06) (aged 71)
Place of birth Reelsboro, North Carolina
Place of burial Evergreen Memorial Park, Portsmouth, Virginia
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Seaman
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

David Duffy Barrow (October 22, 1877– December 6, 1948) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Barrow was born October 22, 1877 in Reelsboro, North Carolina, and after entering the navy he was sent as a seaman to fight in the Spanish–American War.[1]

He died December 6, 1948 and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Portsmouth, Virginia.[2]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 22 October 1877, Reelsboro, N.C. Entered service at: Norfolk, Va. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Barrow set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "BARROW, DAVID D.". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 
  2. "David D. Barrow". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved March 5, 2010. 

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