|Thomas C. Cooney|
|Born||July 18, 1853|
|Died||January 8, 1907(aged 53)|
|Place of birth||Westport, Nova Scotia|
|Place of burial||United States Naval Academy Cemetery, Annapolis, Maryland|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Chief Machinist, U.S. Navy. Born: 18 July 1853, Westport, Nova Scotia. Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.: 497, 3 September 1898.
On board the U.S. Torpedo Boat Winslow during the action at Cardenas, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Following the piercing of the boiler by an enemy shell, Cooney, by his gallantry and promptness in extinguishing the resulting flames, saved the boiler tubes from burning out.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "COONEY, THOMAS C.". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- ↑ "Thomas C. Cooney". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7098998. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- "Thomas C. Cooney". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2989. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- "United States Naval Academy Cemetery" (PDF). USNA Cemetery Documentation Project Cemetery Inventory Form Summer 2005: Cooney, Thomas Calvin. United States Naval Academy Cemetery & Columbarium. http://www.usna.edu/cemetery/PDF%20Files/Section%206/1111A-%20Cooney,%20T.%20C.pdf. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
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