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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, JOHN

Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1854, Bermuda. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884.

Citation:

For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Shenandoah, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 September 1880, and rescuing from drowning James Grady, first class fireman.

 

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