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CPO George William Rud
Birth: Oct. 7, 1883
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1916
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Chief Machinist's Mate in the United States Navy. His citation reads "For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession while attached to 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. C.M.M. Rud took his station in the engineroom and remained at his post amidst scalding steam and the rushing of thousands of tons of water into his cepartment, receiving serious burns from which he immediately died." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Inscription:
Medal of Honor
CMM US Navy
USS Memphis
 
Burial:
Crystal Lake Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 9, Lot 183
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Sep 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7915258
CPO George William Rud
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CPO George William Rud
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- Lazer
 Added: Oct. 7, 2013
Fair Winds and Following Seas, Chief. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for your shipmates.
- Family Searcher
 Added: Jun. 2, 2013
HAPPY. BIRTHDAY ..to a hero
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 7, 2012
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