|Born||March 17, 1865|
|Died||April 28, 1940(aged 75)|
|Place of birth||Belmullet, Ireland|
|Place of burial||Holy Cross Cemetery Yeadon, Pennsylvania|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1887 - 1913|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Gaughan was born March 17, 1865 in Belmullet, County Mayo, Ireland and after entering the Marine Corps in 1887 he was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as a sergeant.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U .S. Marine Corps. Born: 17 March 1865, Belmullet, Ireland. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 521, 7 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, Gaughan set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Gaughan, Philip". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Philip Gaughan". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7205673. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
- "Philip Gaughan". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2591. Retrieved July 25, 2010.
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