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CPO George William Rud

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CPO George William Rud

  • Birth 7 Oct 1883 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 29 Aug 1916 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot Section 9, Lot 183
  • Memorial ID 7915258

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


Medal of Honor
USS Memphis





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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 27 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7915258
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CPO George William Rud (7 Oct 1883–29 Aug 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7915258, citing Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .