The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
PHILLIPS, GEORGE F.
Rank and Organization: Machinist First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 9 March
1864, Boston, Mass. Accredited To: New York. G.O. No.: 529, 2 November 1899.
In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the harbor of
Santiago de Cuba 2 June 1898. Despite heavy fire from the Spanish shore batteries,
Phillips displayed extraordinary heroism throughout this operation.
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