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First Name: William

Last Name: Levery

Birthplace: PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: PA

Date of Birth: 03 June 1879

Date of Death: 17 June 1920

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer First Class

Years Served:
William Levery

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


William Levery

Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Apprentice First Class William Levery (3 June 1879 - 17 June 1920) was a 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.

William Levery was born on 3 June 1879 in Pennsylvania. After entering the Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the torpedo boat USS Marblehead.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Levery displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.


Apprentice First Class William Levery died on 17 June 1920.

Honoree ID: 1913   Created by: MHOH




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