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George Mahoney
Born (1865-01-15)January 15, 1865
Place of birth Worcester, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Fireman First Class
Unit U.S.S. Vixen
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

George Mahoney (born January 15, 1865) was a fireman first class serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

BiographyEdit

Mahoney was born January 15, 1865 in Worcester, Massachusetts and after entering the navy was sent fireman first class.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 15 January 1865, Worcester, Mass. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 167, 27 August 1904.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Vixen on the night of 28 May 1898. Following the explosion of the lower front manhole gasket of boiler A of that vessel, Mahoney displayed great coolness and self-possession in entering the fireroom.[1]

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