|Place of birth||New York City|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Chief Boatswain's Mate|
|Unit||USS New Hampshire|
|Awards||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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "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 September 7, 2010.
- "Jeremiah Troy". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1667. Retrieved September 7, 2010.
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