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The President of the United States
in the name of
The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to

 

SMITH, EUGENE P.

Rank and organization: Chief Watertender, U.S. Navy. Born: 8 August 1871, Truney, Ill. Accredited to: California. G.O. No.: 189, 8 February 1916.

Citation:

Attached to U.S.S. Decatur; for several times entering compartments on board of Decatur immediately following an explosion on board that vessel, 9 September 1915, and locating and rescuing injured shipmates.

 

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