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First Name: George

Last Name: Mahoney

Birthplace: Worcester, MA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Firefighter Petty Officer 1st Class

Home of Record: PA

Date of Birth: 15 January 1865

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer First Class

Years Served:
George Mahoney

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


George Mahoney

Fireman First Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Fireman First Class George Mahoney (15 January 1865 - unknown) 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.

George Mahoney was born on 15 January 1865 in Worcester, MA. After entering the Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Vixen.

Medal of Honor

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

Citation: On board the USS Vixen on the night of 28 May 1898. Following the explosion of the lower front manhole gasket of boiler A of that vessel, Mahoney displayed great coolness and self-possession in entering the fireroom.

Honoree ID: 1916   Created by: MHOH




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