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First Name: David

Last Name: Barrow

Birthplace: Reelsboro, NC, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: Norfolk, VA
Middle Name: Dufy

Date of Birth: 22 July 1876

Date of Death: 06 December 1948

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David Duffy Barrow

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


David Duffy Barrow

Coxswain, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Coxswain David Duffy Barrow (22 July 1876 - 6 December 1948) was an U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.


David Duffy Barrow was born on 22 July 1876 in Reelsboro, NC, and, after entering the Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Barrow set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Coxswain David Duffy Barrow died on 6 December 1948. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park in Portsmouth, VA.

Honoree ID: 1851   Created by: MHOH




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