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First Name: Edward

Last Name: Sullivan

Birthplace: Cork, IRL

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: MA

Date of Birth: 16 May 1870

Date of Death: 11 March 1955

Rank: Corporal

Years Served: 1896 - 1901
Edward Sullivan

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Edward Sullivan

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Corporal Edward Sullivan (16 May 1870 - 11 March 1955) 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.

Edward Sullivan was born on 16 May 1870 in Cork, Ireland. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps from Massachusetts, and served in the Spanish American War. His actions on 11 May 1898 earned him the Medal of Honor.

Medal of Honor

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

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, Sullivan displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Corporal Edward Sullivan died on 11 March 1955 at the age of 84. He is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Uxbridge, Worcester County, MA.

Honoree ID: 1947   Created by: MHOH




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