|James M. Trout|
|Born||April 9, 1850|
|Died||July 27, 1910(aged 60)|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Place of death||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Place of burial||Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Pennsylvania|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Second Class Fireman|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born on April 9, 1850, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Trout joined the Navy from that state. By April 20, 1877, he was serving as a second class fireman on the USS Frolic. On that day, while Frolic was at Montevideo, Uruguay, he attempted to rescue a shipmate from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. He died at age 60 on July 27, 1910, and was buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Fernwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Trout's official Medal of Honor citation reads:
Serving on board the U.S.S. Frolic, Trout displayed gallant conduct in endeavoring to save the life of one of the crew of that vessel who had fallen overboard at Montevideo, 20 April 1877.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1871–1898". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/int1871-98.html. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "James M. Trout". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62807938. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
- "James M. Trout". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1606. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
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