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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

 

THORNTON, MICHAEL

Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1856, Ireland. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 326, 18 October 1884.

Citation:

For jumping overboard from the U.S. Tug Leyden, near Boston, Mass., 26 August 1881, and sustaining until picked up, Michael Drennan, landsman, who had jumped overboard while temporarily insane.

 

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