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 Thomas Cahey

Thomas Cahey

Birth
Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death 5 Jan 1935 (aged 64)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 6, Site 8667
Memorial ID 22917 · View Source
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US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Navy as a Seaman on board the USS Petrel. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in an on-board incident on March 31, 1901. His citation reads “On board the U.S.S. Petrel for heroism and gallantry, fearlessly exposing his own life to danger in saving others on the occasion of the fire on board that vessel”. His Medal was issued on March 22, 1902. Marine Corps Private Louis F. Pfeifer and Seaman Alphonse Girandy also were awarded Medals of Honor for their bravery during the incident.

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  • Added: 10 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22917
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Cahey (13 Apr 1870–5 Jan 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22917, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .