|John Phillip Riley|
|Born||January 22, 1877|
|Died||November 16, 1950(aged 73)|
|Place of birth||Allentown, Pennsylvania|
|Place of death||Salem, Massachusetts|
|Place of burial||Greenlawn Cemetery Salem, Massachusetts|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Rilley was born January 22, 1877 in Allentown, Pennsylvania and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as a landsman.
He died on November 16, 1950 and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery Salem, Massachusetts.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 22 January 1877, Allentown, Pa. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 521, July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Rilley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Rilley, John Phillip entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
- ↑ "John Phillip Rilley". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7867039. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
- "John Phillip Rilley". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1993. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
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