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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

 

SWEENEY, WILLIAM

Rank and Organization: Landsman, Engineer's Force, U.S. Navy. Born: 1856, Boston, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. C O. No.326, 18 October 1884.

Citation:

For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Jean Sands, opposite the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., on the night of 15 June 1880, and rescuing from drowning a young girl who had fallen overboard.

 

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