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
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.