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First Name: Michael

Last Name: Kearney

Birthplace: Newmarket, IRL

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: MA

Date of Birth: 04 October 1874

Date of Death: 31 October 1937

Rank: Captain

Years Served: 1896 - 1926
Michael Kearney

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Michael Kearney

Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Captain Michael Kearney (4 October 1874 - 31 October 1937) was a U.S. Marine who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Michael Kearney was born on 4 October 1874 in Newmarket, Ireland. After entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1896, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Nashville.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps

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

Death and Burial

Captain Michael Kearney died on 31 October 1937. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

Honoree ID: 1904   Created by: MHOH




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