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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

 

THAYER, JAMES

Rank and Organization: Ship's Corporal U.S. Navy. Born: 1853, Ireland. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884.

Citation:

For rescuing from drowning a boy serving with him on the U.S.S. Constitution, at the Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va., 16 November 1879.

 

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