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Charles H Willey
Birth: Mar. 31, 1889
Death: Sep. 11, 1977

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Machinist in the United States Navy. His citation reads "For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while serving on board the USS Memphis, at a time when that vessel was suffering total destruction from a hurricane while anchored off Santo Domingo City, 29 August 1916. Machinist Willey took his station in the engineer's department and remained at his post of duty amidst scalding steam and the rush of thousands of tons of water into his department as long as the engines would turn, leaving only when ordered to leave. When the boilers exploded, he assisted in getting the men out of the fireroom and carrying thim into the engineroom, where there was air instead of steam to breathe. Machinist Willey's conduct on this occasion was above and beyond the call of duty." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Concord
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7144616
Charles H Willey
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Charles H Willey
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Charles H Willey
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